Embracing Stillness to Move Beyond Feeling Stuck

As we embark on this new year, I've noticed a recurring theme in our community: feeling "stuck."

We all experience it at various points in our lives, and I wanted to share some thoughts with you about navigating through these moments.

When the feeling of being stuck arises for me, it's a clear sign that I've become entangled in my thoughts, trying to decipher a way out of the complexities that surround me.

I've come to realise that the key to moving forward lies not in frantic attempts to get unstuck but rather in slowing down and finding stillness. Often, when people express feeling stuck, what they're truly experiencing is a sense of limited options or undesirable choices.

It's a familiar narrative in discussions about our lives, careers, and businesses—a yearning for direction or a shift that can lead us out of the challenges we face.

However, the solution doesn't lie in tirelessly trying to escape the feeling of being stuck. It lies in the heart of stillness.

Albert Einstein wisely said that we cannot solve a problem from the same level of consciousness that created it. To truly overcome this sense of “stuck-ness”, we must shift into a different state of awareness.

In the pursuit of stillness, many turn to meditation, a practice often misunderstood. Meditation isn't just about sitting in silence for a set period; it's about finding tranquillity in the mind, allowing space for answers to emerge from the silence. Whether through traditional meditation, a walk in nature, yoga, or simple daily activities like doing the dishes, the goal is to disconnect from the noise in our heads and embrace the quietude within.

I understand that what works for me may not work the same way for you, and that's perfectly okay. It's about recognising those moments when peace descends and solutions effortlessly flow through. I've found solace in the garden, where my mind and body align, creating the perfect environment for insights to blossom.

If, like many others at this time of year, you've reached the end of January feeling stuck and determined to avoid another year like the last, I encourage you to explore your path to stillness.

Trust yourself, allow your consciousness to expand, and let the deep inner wisdom we are all connected to flow through you.

Whenever you notice that familiar feeling of being stuck, remind yourself that it's a signal to get still.

With love,

Avril x


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