How To Get Unstuck

Be easy about it. Don’t rush into things. Savor them more. In all that you do, let your dominant intent be to find that which pleasures you as you imagine it. Let your desire for pleasure — your desire for feeling good — be your only guiding light. As you seek those thoughts that feel good, you will always be in vibrational harmony with the Energy that is your Source. And, under those conditions, only good can come to you; and only good can come from you.

—Abraham

We’re in the process of replacing our car. Looking ahead at the time, it was in our five-year plan to do so, and, well, that was seven years ago.

We’re not in Emergency Status, we’re just trying to do the responsible thing.  We’ve been peeking at stickers and in windows for about a year, mostly on Sundays (wink).  Lately we’ve actually test-driven different models.  And we’re doing the math, moving from imaginary numbers to real numbers. (car (squared)= 2 therapeutic chocolate shakes on the way home)

Did I mention car shopping is not fun for me?

I want to accomplish this task, solve this problem, complete this assignment, get my gold star, and check this box off my current To-Do List of Life.

Except that I also want to do it right, and by that I mean making smart decisions–which I am not clear about yet . This leads to indecision, inaction, and being stuck. When I’m stuck, I’ve lost my perspective and don’t know how to move forward. For what feels like far too long.  And then I go into overdrive on my mental hamster wheel of “I’m not getting done what needs to be gotten done.”

Sound familiar?

It’s a process that many of us resonate with–and I don’t mean the car replacement.  But going in circles, faster, doesn’t produce forward motion.

I know how to get unstuck.  And the reason I forget is that it’s contrary by nature.

Stop doing. Start being.

Yep, it’s true: to get things done when you’re stuck, stop trying. Let them, and yourself, be.

Marinate. Percolate. Validate. Gestate. Assimilate. Saturate. Permeate.

Really feel it.

You might think you are spinning your wheels, when in fact you are generating insights. Instead of creating frenetic energy, you are increasing potential energy.
Patience and Wisdom

And this time of being will produce calm, clear direction upon which you will then be able to act.  I promise.

You are not being irresponsible. You are creating authentic outcomes. Just on a different timeline, and–surprise!–with greater results. (Which, really, is more responsible anyway.)

Mindful inaction leads to focus in action.

Now breathe. Find the joy in it as it unfolds. You’ve so got this.

You know, exploring random cars is actually kind of fun! Hey, look what got posted on Craigslist today…

Hamster holding a sign advertising that his wheel is for sale!
Image from thestartupsessions.com

 

2 Replies to “How To Get Unstuck”

  1. Hi – new follower here – came here from Dinanne’s blog. I do not enjoy car shopping either – however – I have gotten too good at “being” and might have to work on the circles and doing more – lol – but after diverse challenges- healing years – and whatnot – you are so right that being and intentionally yielding or even pulling back is key.
    Oh and the quote is layered – thanks for it.
    Peace

    1. Thank you for your comment!! I appreciate your perspective of doing so well at being! (I’m chuckling at myself with the wording, ha ha.)

      I find it really interesting that it seems there are universal lessons to learn, but we all explore them from different angles to arrive at the same-ish midpoint. 🙂

      For example, I have a friend from junior high that says she always admired my ability to speak up for myself. It’s funny, because I’ve always admired her quality of quiet restraint! It seems we are both searching for our sweet spot of inner knowing…which I suspect is a midpoint more universal than either of us realize.

      I’m glad you liked the quote. I really enjoy Abraham, these teachings often make me feel like Gru from Despicable Me–“Light bulb!”

      Thanks for following! It’s very nice to meet you!

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