What does “stuck” mean? It’s a “life coaching” word for consciously or unconsciously staying in situations that are uncomfortable, untenable – painful. We stay because they are familiar or easier than the alternative. Awareness, therefore, is the beginning. We’ve made a decision to pursue and bring about a change. We want to become “unstuck.” But how?
Since fear is the worst offender and causes our paralysis (stuckness), meditating on fear and replacing it with willingness and faith helps us seek the courage to become acquainted with our true selves. Without judgment and harshness.
We all make mistakes – or my favorite phrase, “missing the mark” – however, rather than staying stuck, we can choose to get started on a new road. Therein lies the challenge. The task is formidable. First, we have to identify and combat the saboteur who co-signs us remaining in the status quo and prevents change and growth. Consider for a moment several of the questions I ask my clients:
“What was missing in your childhood that would have made you happier?” Or, “What kind of childhood do you wish you had?” Or, “What do you say or do when you are ouched?”
Meditating on the questions and writing responses brings magical results that I simply cannot explain. If, in fact, these types of inquiry interest you, you are a candidate for the search for a plan and a pathway toward getting “unstuck.”
I have had the extreme privilege and honor of assisting people in all walks of life to achieve that goal. No matter the situation…stuck is stuck. With meditation, journaling, and responding to specific question and exercises, we can look forward to very positive results.
Beverly Iser is a Los Angeles based life coach, meditation instructor, and grandmother who has been helping people for over 30 years with ways in which to lead happier and healthier lives.
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