It sucks when you’re stuck. And we’ve all been there.
Bogged down. Effort & Pushing. Ennui & Passivity. Doesn’t matter. Stuck.
Yet all of us have gotten unstuck. Moving. In flow. Praise be!
What’s the formula for going from stuck to flow?
Hanging a tapestry with industrial strength velcro was a simple task. Four strips of velcro were attached to the back of the tapestry. Both the grippy & fuzzy side of the velcro remained connected together. Then the sticky velcro backing was stuck to the concrete wall. Presto. Now that’s a great stuck!
And that tapestry will remain attached and righteously stuck until it’s time to move. Then the attachment will need to be broken.
Because for the tapestry to move, it must be released from its attachment. No other way it’s going to happen. Great metaphor, right?
Releasing your attachment, the tapestry of your life moves.
Have some fun. Create a mental image of how you’re stuck.
If you ‘feel chained to your job’, create a metaphor that matches your feeling – perhaps an image of you with a tracking monitor on your ankle, sitting at your computer.
Then, in your mind’s eye, pick up a key, unlock the ankle monitor, walk out the door.
Do you ruminate about potential worries that aren’t actually happening? Picture yourself in a Bounce House, jumping around on plastic balls with worries written on them.
Then see yourself walking out.
Focusing on stuck breeds stuck. Creatively, intentionally releasing your attachment (which keeps you stuck) moves you out and beyond.
It’s a practice, of course. Not an event.
Here’s to the brilliant design that is Velcro, and its model of unstuck-ability.
And here’s to liberation, flow, your mind’s eye and your creative intent.
Keep your vital energy flowing!