I had a revelation this morning. Not so unusual for me, or anyone else enjoying their first cup of coffee in the morning. This morning is quite different, because it is changing my whole mindset about the subject of being stuck. Auspicious for me, because I am creating a consulting/coaching program for my clients on this subject, and this revelation is actually changing it somewhat.
Allow me to share.
When I envision being stuck, I visually always go to a metaphorical story told by Lee Carroll in his book, Parables of Kryon, called, “The Parable of the Tar Pit.” In this parable, there is a community of people who live in a tar pit, unable to move about. They know life stuck in tar. This is the ultimate of being stuck for me. In the parable, the gift is given to the main character of being free to move in the tar, and to be cleaned of the dirt, and eventually leave the pit and see a new world.
This morning I am aware that when I am stuck, when I feel burdened by the day to day routine of life, when I find myself struggling as though I were in a box and cannot get out … it is not the situation that is keeping me stuck. It is the freedom!
The freedom of being stuck is more fearful than the comfort of the struggle! As Steven Pressfield puts it, in his book The War of Art, “The more important a call or action is to our soul’s evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it.”
The resistance to being free of the muck, of the chains that I/we feel daily are so powerfully comfortable. We feel it from our social circles, from our colleagues at work.
Being different, being true to our passions, being in integrity with the “why” of our existence requires acknowledging that we are never stuck by external powers, but only by the power of our mind and conscious focus.
I see this in myself, and I choose to make resistance futile in my life.
I will make this Get Unstuck Principle 3: Make Resistance Futile
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