Feeling stuck in life - simply allow yourself to be stuck.
There are times in our life when it feels like we're stuck, it's like a pregnant pause where nothing is happening. For some people that's okay, but for others, it is a very uncomfortable place to be.
Life appears as if it's moving in slow motion and we try to make something happen that will change our life from where it is in this moment simply because we don't like the sense of feeling stuck. Sound familiar?
Well, it's not being stuck that's the issue. The real issue is believing you are stuck and then grasping at anything to get rid of that feeling.
Instead, simply allow yourself to be stuck. The moment you honestly say, "Yes" to being stuck and surrender, you might feel your body relax because you're no longer resisting your life in this moment.
Ask yourself, "Is it really true that I am stuck?'"
The most common answer is you feel like your stuck in life, but the truth is, when you really investigate this thought, you can discover it's just a feeling you have labeled as "being stuck."
The definition of stuck is being unable to get rid of something. We all know that which we want to get rid of, because it feels uncomfortable, is going to stay until you stop pushing it away or covering it up.
So what to do?
My recommendation is to make friends with the feeling of being stuck.
Remember our minds are very powerful at helping us believe we are not good enough, life is not good enough, something is wrong and it wants to have control. So simply stop arguing with your mind.
Welcome what is here, instead of resisting it. Just as an experiment, say a big "Yes" to being stuck and see what you discover.
And by the way, no point in pretending you are okay with being stuck because your mind recognizes the truth and when it does, it lessens its grip. But, you honestly have to be okay with being stuck to see the change.
Lorraine Wilson is a guest speaker, group facilitator and provides one on one mentoring for those who wish to live a mindful life. For more information visit www.keepinglifesimple.org.