My question has to do with getting out of an emotional rut. I’ve made some big changes in my life in this past year: I got out of a 5 year relationship that wasn’t working, left a high-pressure job that was sucking all the energy out of me, let go of a wonderful, but very expensive (and hence high-stress) apartment and finally put all my things in storage in order to travel for about 2 months to clear my mind and spend time with my family. This was all part of an effort to de-stress and stabilize my life. However, in amongst all this, I also got involved in another (short term) relationship which also ended rather abruptly, causing some pain. Now, I feel that I’ve come back to a relatively normal but different life: I have a job in the same organization (though different department), a more affordable apartment and I am single for the first time in five or six years. However, I also feel oddly uninspired, bored, lethargic and yes, a bit sad. I think I’ve done a lot to get out of an unstable situation and into one that is more stable. Yet, I still feel my heart is empty and much of what I do is mechanical. What is the process by which one opens up again and feels joy? What else can I do to change my outlook and circumstances? Thank you.
A daily meditation plan along with yoga asanas and frequent immersions into Nature will go a long way toward connecting you to your passion and purpose.