There are times I experience periods of feeling befuddled. I am not able to see where my actions are leading. I feel aimless. I think of myself as confused, out of control and not gaining ground. But is befuddlement such a bad thing? Our society wants certainty of purpose and direction. Uncertainty is seen as hesitation or lack of direction.
Perhaps befuddlement is getting a bad rap. Are my periods of feeling befuddled actually a time when I leave what I’m certain of and move to a new stage of understanding? Does befuddlement give me the time and space to transition to something new? Sure, it may be uncomfortable, but think what happens after the confinement and pain of metamorphosis – the caterpillar is a butterfly. I’m going to try this new perspective out. When I feel befuddled I’m going to let it be for awhile and see if it is taking me to a new and better place.