Movie of our Life
One unintended consequence of the digital age drives us to be a victim to not knowing what we want for us. This is the fear of missing out, or FOMO. Essentially, FOMO can be defined as keeping up with what others are doing and then doing what they are doing because we fear that if we don’t, their life will be more rich with rewards than ours. Because we have this incredible desire to ‘fit in’, we unknowingly give away our power. Because FOMO has the ability to create great suffering, Jordana explains why this is a completely unnecessary state to put ourselves in.
As Jordana points out, there is no one quite like us in the entire world. Exciting, right? Our mission in life is to learn as much about ourself as possible through self-inquiry, self-discovery and experiences. Learning to understand and love ourself, we watch our life as a movie where we are the star as well as the director. As the star, we won’t miss out on anything because we are a part of the movie. As the director, we get to choose when we want to add or delete characters and switch up the storyline by perceiving something differently. Being in our own unique movie, we can actually have fun getting to know everything there is to know about ourself. Essentially, we are in the driver’s seat of our own life. Exciting, right?
Excited about watching our own movie, we don’t worry about what others are doing or not doing. Excited about watching our own movie, we aren’t so concerned if we ‘fit in’ societal norms or expectations. Excited about watching our own movie, we will be a magnet for others to congregate to. So, there really is no need for FOMO after all. As Jordana points out, we are always at the party when we are with ourself. Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️