Quick question . . . what is this?
Let me guess . . . Did you say, "iPhone" ? While yes, that is TRUE - this iPhone is also a calculator, camera, email, health monitor, ticket holder, credit card, TV, weather channel, film maker telephone, typewriter, wallet, social media device, etc. It is black, it is rectangle, it is movable, it is fragile and so on.
HOW in the world can one picture have so many different words attached to it? "A picture is worth a thousand words." I completely agree! Isn't that interesting - did you think of different words that I didn't put in those boxes above? Why?
SO many words are encapsulated in this tiny square picture. I LOVE this picture that I took in Whistler, outside of Vancouver BC in Canada a couple of years ago. This picture reminds me to stand tall despite raging waters. It reminds me to continue to go with the flow and to be adaptable like water. It reminds me that there is beauty all around and to find it, it reminds me to slow down and continually move towards God and to trust Him. It’s a lesson I continually am reminded of but I’m grateful again and again that I am reassured that God knows me!
and 1,000 more things!
So, what's my point? My point is this: sometimes we may feel like an answer to a problem or a prayer is obvious and yet sometimes it takes a little digging because it can be multifaceted. As a Life Coach one of my goals is to help you look at things differently. Because I too practice the things I teach teach, tonight I mentally mind dumped stumbling blocks in my head onto a virtual blanket. When I say mental blocks I mean the blocks of my life; my story, key people, situations, jobs, lessons and experiences to sort through them. Often as you do this images show up during your sorting process.
For me, the Whistler Picture at the top is one that came to my mind. It was as if I could feel the air for a brief moment. This is one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen.
If you get to a place where you are stuck in your mind, caught up with life, ruminating situations...FIRST of all breathe! Picture in your mind somewhere that brings you peace and start unloading all of your blocks to rearrange them. I promise it will calm your mind chatter, give you a new perspective and create a space for you to reconnect and plug back into the truest version of you, your true self.
When you use the same way of thinking you get the same results. It takes hard work to think differently but once you get the hang of it, you see your life transforming.
Where is one place in your life where you feel "stuck"?