You – feel hemmed in. There’s no way out of the impasse. What to do, where to go. Just stagnate?
I was stuck last week – really stuck. I had three choices.
I could either:
1. DO WHAT I USUALLY DO.
2. DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
3. DO NOTHING.
I was fed up of doing what I usually do in this situation – which was to be paralysed into ineffectiveness so nothing changed.
Doing nothing wasn’t going to help either.
So I decided to TAKE ACTION.
1. I asked for help. I asked an opera singer to come and sing to me.
They chose an aria from La Boheme – an aria where the heroine is enjoying where she is while
still being clear about the way to get what she wants.
THE WAY AHEAD WAS CLEAR.
I made a few phone calls – things began to move in the way I wanted.
2. I decided to CLEAR OUT THE CLUTTER.
What about all that STUFF filling my wardrobe and drawers that I hadn’t worn for years or had
A happy couple of hours had me emptying drawers and filling up bin bags – down to the clothes
bank next morning, and back to admire all that SPACE.
More physical space meant more space in my head. Really good work.
3. DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
I went for a ‘Walk with me’ – a fabulous concept – you’re sent off with an iPad and headphones
on a walk through woods, ice houses and lakes with a soundtrack of words, and sounds –
children playing, music, waves pounding beaches…..
Then I heard John Hurt’s gravelly voice:
“BOUNDARIES ARE DIFFICULT TO SEE.
WE CROSS THEM WITHOUT KNOWING.”
I realised that my invisible boundaries had vanished – my direction was clear.
I was no longer stuck.