lose (one's) bearings

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lose (one's) bearings

To lose sight of or become unable to determine one's orientation, position, or abilities relative to one's surroundings or situation. Trying to find her way home through the woods in the dead of night, Sarah lost her bearings when the clouds obscured the stars overhead. I feel like I've been losing my bearings in life ever since I lost my job.
See also: bearing, lose

lose one's bearings

see under get one's bearings.
See also: bearing, lose

lose your ˈbearings

become lost or suddenly confused: The old man seemed to have lost his bearings for a moment.
See also: bearing, lose
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Even on my lap, in the galactic maze that is the Internet, with the ubiquity of information and ideas and all sorts of stimuli, it is easy to lose our bearings, to lose our way and ourselves, and yes, to lose even God.
When we lose our bearings in life, we have the Bible as our compass, leading us into deeper fellowship with God and directing our lives to please Him.
In a very real if sometimes problematic sense, when the macrocosm becomes the microcosm, we sometimes lose our bearings. However, we must keep in mind that economic developments frequently if not usually generate new opportunities that take shape following a period of creative destruction.
He says the whole of life is a never-ending pilgrimage, during which we stumble and often lose our bearings.
At times like these, it is easy to lose our bearings.