What we feel and what is are not always the same.
“Feeling stuck does not mean that I am stuck”. This is a wonderful mantra. What we feel may be that we are stuck in a situation, but is that sincerely the reality? Can there be more than one truth? Absolutely. This is an important understanding to fully accept within every moment. We do not know, and in not knowing we have an opening. Are we stuck? We may feel stuck in that job, that relationship, that caregiving role.
In actuality, you are not stuck.
The door is always open, you just need to push it open sometimes to see. Do something different today, just slightly. Try a food you have never tried. Or go on a walk in the 95 degree heat with a cup of ice water. Adopt a puppy! Whatever you feel that will push you a bit to open that door of familiar patterning and re-pattern it, experiment with the uncomfortable, invite the anxiety of the unknown in, invite her in, and see how she fills up your body and then leaves. Emotions are waves. Surf the wave. You are not stuck. You are always free to choose your reaction to a moment, to carve your path. It is simply a matter of exercising that muscle.
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.“