Two days ago I sat down with some clients who have become friends. They are developing a programme called Make Meaningful Work and wanted to interview me for the programme / book / series of workshops. When we met in October, we all clicked and were instantly on the same page. I was showing them around Hobart and we started in my favourite location Mt Nelson Signal Station. We started talking, and talked and talked for 3 hours. The culmination or rather the staging point for that conversation was, what do I do at a personal level when I feel stuck. What strategies have I developed in my life's journey on this planet, in this suit of clothing called my body.
What do I do when I am stuck?
- ask for more information
- wait for my intuition to arise giving it fuel by meditating regularly
- wait for right timing - sometimes feeling stuck is actually about not enough information or not right timing - check in with myself - does this feel like waiting for more resources, information, or right timing? My quiet still inner voice, my silent witness I call it, will whisper in my ear and then my belly or my heart tells me that is the right action
- asking for help - who in my network is wise, non-judgemental and can coax / coach me on identifying the obstacles (untangling my ball of yarn)
- sit with the feelings that are arising, are they feelings, emotions or simple sensations
- don't reinforce them
- challenge myself around my beliefs about certain things
- using my daughter's technique - don't resist, but embrace, don't avoid - embrace and thinking of 10 completely unedited solutions to the situation / obstacle. The more left field your solution the better. Don't filter or judge - accept that in our imaginations all things are possible.
- suspend judgement of myself and others choices
- say I'm sorry when appropriate - it can be a circuit breaker
- use my body - doing Tai Chi, Chi Gong, and my fusion of chi gong and mindfulness meditation