Help! I’ve Lost My Mojo!
I was watching Austin Powers 2 the other day, and for the first time, I was struck by the way he was so depressed when he lost his mojo. He was so defeated.
Poor Austin Powers got me thinking about the times when we have lost our mojo. We all have periods in life where, we just are not quite ourselves. Our equilibrium is off, our internal compass no longer points due north. It is a period where we have lost a grip on the essence of ourselves. Our swagger is on the ropes. In sports, they call it a slump. Normally, this occurs in times of uncertainty, growing pains, transition or when we experience some kind of set back.
Some people turn to God, others hide behind work, others to their family. My question is what do people do to get through this time and why? And how did you keep plugging away through these times of personal challenge. I know we all come to a place where we have to undergo that all so crucial “gut-check” but I am interested in how people maintain. My sensei once told me that, whether you are up or down, you should strive to maintain sameness of mind, because external events are temporary. However, it takes a tremendous amount of work and enlightenment to get to the point where good and bad are nothing more than changes in the weather.
Personally, I know I have to absorb all of the blow for at least the first 24-48 hours before I can do anything. I need to process. What about you? what do you do and how do you get that mojo back?
Truth and Peace,
Steven M DeVougas