The first way to move beyond the block of feeling stuck is to believe you have options. You do have options. This very moment, there’s an opportunity to choose another path, to believe in another way. Have the courage to greet this opportunity or the next with a hopeful heart, and have faith in the possibilities that have yet to become manifest in your life.
“Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues.” – Cullen Hightower
If you’re feeling stuck, and it seems as though everyone else is moving forward while you’re in a deep hole, know it to be true that you are not alone. Worry not that you’re ever alone in this current situation, and instead think of all the miracles that have yet to occur. Contemplate the positive outcomes of these circumstances; what’s the best that could happen?
Consider how many others have experienced feeling stuck, too. You will open new avenues simply by cultivating the belief in options.
Feeling stuck in life is an illusion of the mind; the only thing that’s stuck, in that case, is our thinking. These thoughts here will trigger in you a shift that will help you to push past the walls that are keeping you from thinking and walking in freedom. So, if you’re ever feeling stuck in a rut or in a dark, stormy, or desperate place, try adopting these thoughts.
There is so much more to the book than the page you think you’re stuck on.
5 Liberating Thoughts to Think If You’re Feeling Stuck
My awareness opens the doors to new possibilities.
Self-awareness is not just something you either have or you don’t–it’s a skill you can improve upon. Pay attention to what’s happening in your environment, both internal and external. Leave behind judgment. Just explore your experiences. This thought encourages an awareness that, when practiced, becomes still, calm, even quiet.
From this silent nonjudgmental awareness–this restful alertness–you can begin to unravel mental tension and emotional claustrophobia, freeing yourself to discover new doors.
I rest with ease in the present moment.
Feeling stuck is often a product of the limits we’ve placed upon ourselves in the past, or because of the past. We often become so afraid to be here, and to be happy, for fear that we may lose it.
Just as you’ve experienced fear and stress piling up, practice a new perspective, and watch it crumble into itself. Open up instead to the possibilities available in the present moment by simply allowing yourself to know happiness right now. Soften into the moment. Approach this moment with a grateful spirit, and release any guilt or fear that would keep you from appreciating life right here.
My life is dynamic because I welcome change.
The ever-present element of change is what makes life interesting, creative, abundant, and new. You invoke the creativity of the universe in your life when you welcome change. Let go of your resistance to the ebb and flow of life, and find wisdom and security in living in the present moment. Realize that what’s happening here and now is your true nature, and your home.
Encourage yourself to welcome change, and you open the easiest path to living in the present moment.
Life becomes vibrant as you become alive and open, unlimited in your acceptance of how the journey unfolds.
I am worthy of a life without limitations.
You are at one with the entire cosmos, and your worth is thus always infinite. Recognize your unique contribution to life and embrace your role here. A genuine, even spiritual self-worth is not boastful or cruel, but natural and joyful. Your playing small does not serve the world, so do not shrink away from who you are. You’re meant to be here as you.
Look beyond limitations, embrace your highest vision for yourself, and expand on who you are. Your authentic presence automatically enlightens others, and brightens everything.
I am being taken care of.
This is a powerful statement. When we’re feeling stuck, we’re often taught to stay strong and push back, that struggling and fighting our way through the obstacle is the way out. Yet struggling just covers up the root problem of a limited awareness of the options that exist.
When we surrender (which is not to say we give up) and place our trust in the way we’re supported, the organizing power of our higher self listens and finds solutions for us.
Relax and release struggle, knowing you’re taken care of. See stress as a communication tool; life is speaking to you, trying to tell you you’re out of flow and resisting. Become aware and curious about your environment, all the while trusting that the universe has your back, and flow will find you.
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- Which of these thoughts are you willing to adopt today?
- What mantras, affirmations, thoughts, or reminders serve you when you’re feeling stuck and need inspiration?
Please share your own liberating thoughts, insightful lessons, practices or rituals for getting unstuck, and any experiences with me in the comments.
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When you find yourself faced in an uncertain direction, trust in the mysteries. Faith in the unknown means you’re at least willing to discover something you don’t already know.