A 30 year old female patient came in with a problem, which was described as, “Doctor I feel lost when I am in a crowd , what should I do?” And to answer all the people going through the same feeling ,I thought of writing this blog.
First of all, let us understand what does ‘feeling lost’ mean?
You enter a party or a social gathering, where everyone is talking with one another, where laughter fills the air and your self- awareness heightens.You realise that you are just standing there, and you feel distanced from the rest of the people in the room. You tell yourself,” Maybe I’m just not meant to fit in.”
Depending on why you feel overlooked and how it’s making you feel, it’s possible to overcome the feelings of invisibility in different ways. What do I mean by ‘feeling invisible?’ Like you don’t matter. As if you aren’t a vital part of things. You are seen only for what you can do instead of for who you are. Shame can whisper to you that you aren’t worth as much as others.
There are different kinds of invisibility, and you must first understand what you are feeling and what it is about you that you feel unseen or unheard. For example, you are not feeling heard when you speak, or do you feel your opinions are being discredited?
Most of the time we develop a sense of ‘wounded self’- it’s a view of ourselves that we let affect us based on how our parents, teachers, friends, family and strangers treated us in the past. There are number of things we can do to overcome feelings of invisibility :
– Find your truth and live it.
If you hide away from yourself , you’ll naturally hide away from others too. You must learn to love yourself and embrace yourself just the way you are. Identify what it is about you that makes you worthwhile and live it.
– Take responsibility for your emotions.
It can be easy for us to blame others, but the way we act in social situations does play an important role in how people respond to us. Accept that your feelings about yourself do take a toll on you in social situations.
– Identify solutions to combat the way you feel.
For example, if you feel neglected when you go out with friends, prepare topics to discuss with people. Stand up for yourself and express your needs. Go up to someone and say hi!
It’s easier said than done! This is where Homoeopathy can help.
Homoeopathy can provide support and nurture you whilst encouraging you to find answers you are looking for. It can restore the balance that is missing and enables you to accept what you cannot change but embrace what you can change whilst it works with you to stimulate your own bodies natural responses to give you strength to do so.
Most of you hide , the wonderful person that makes you, You!
Now it’s time to embrace yourself and with Homoeopathy it may be more achievable than you think.