There are probably times when you feel more like your true self. Maybe it’s when you’re doing your favorite hobby or working in a field you love. At the same time, all of us say and do things that feel inauthentic to ourselves and the world. How can you discover your true self and be happy with who you are?
The pull to spirituality often comes when you’re unprepared for it: You’re on your commute to work and you feel a sudden rush of gratitude for no reason at all. You hold a newborn baby and find yourself moved to tears. You wake up one day with an intense feeling that you need to make a change, like applying for a new job or breaking up with your partner
Faith encompasses your core values and beliefs that have shaped your life and who you are. This is why a faith crisis can feel so threatening—it’s also an identity crisis. A crisis of faith might cause you to question whether you want to remain affiliated with your religion.
Have you ever felt lost? That feeling where you are simply floating about your day, detached from reality and all that surrounds you, in a cycle of depression, unable to break out of your mind, as if you are frozen in time. That feeling where your heart seems numb, when nothing ever satisfies you anymore, where you are searching for a will to carry on, for a higher purpose and cannot find it anywhere.