Contrary To What You Believe To Be True: You Are NOT Stuck [even in traffic]
What do you do when you are stuck? Most people dramatize as if it was the end of the world. It isn’t. It is a feeling, a state, a phase, something transitory.
If you feel that nothing changes, you start believing you are stuck. The pain comes from this belief.
Take a step back in your mind and notice: everything progresses, everything changes and unfolds, faster or slower but it does, everything is in the state of flux…
You decided to believe you are stuck, and it usually applies to some physical circumstances, work or thinking. But you may notice that your mind and emotions are not static: you may go from sadness to frustration, to resignation, to hopeful, to excited about change, to crazy ideas how to set yourself free, to doubtful, to depressed.
I don’t believe we are ever stuck. Phewww…. [We only sometimes make slow progress.]
Here is what you can do to shift things:
- Shift energy. Internally. With thoughts.
- Shift energy. With movement. Oxygen.
- Change your perspective.
- Change the direction.
- Step back. Big picture: you are hitting a wall here, but the opening is over there.
The power of a simple Q.
Byron Katie yourself: Is this truth that I’m stuck? Is this absolutely, definitely truth? Who would I be without this thought?
Do I have inner conflicts that keep me in one place?
Debbie Ford yourself: Do I have any hidden commitments, that I can’t keep if I move forward?
Is there something I don’t want to give up?
Am I holding on to something because it keeps me: safe, small, hidden, caged, taken care of, safe from what I fear?
“To reach the other shore you first need to lose sight of the one you left.”
Could there be something more precious to lose… like: what your soul needs, self respect, self realization, inner freedom.
John Maxwell yourself. (Simplified)
“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.”
And how to step beyond the routine? Ideas. Decision. Commitment. Action.
The opposite of “stuck” is “free.”