Stuck...in the middle of that creek...again.
Remember that situation from last week, where I felt like I was making all the right choices and doing all the right things and yet I still felt stuck?
I have another situation in my life right now where I feel...no, not feel…where I am stuck. This particular situation is not about making all the right choices and recognizing that I’m still stuck and finding acceptance in that space. I’m stuck because, while I know the choices I need to make in order to get unstuck, I’m not quite willing to do them, I just don’t want to. I see the spot I’m stuck in, I know what I need to do to get out of it, but in all honesty, I just don’t want to do it.
I’ve been in this place of stuck for the past several months now, but these past several weeks I’ve tried to actively pay attention, to see where I’m at and to accept it, to notice how I’m feeling in this stuck moment. I’ve been noticing how I talk to myself about this particular issue, and I’ve been really trying to be gracious and gentle with myself, to speak lovingly to myself on this issue even though I recognize the control is in my hands.
The way we speak to ourselves matters dear friends. The way we speak to ourselves makes a difference in our lives. I dare say, the way we speak to ourselves makes a difference not only in our lives, but in the lives of those around us. Yes, I’m stuck, and yes, I know how to get out of it….and yes, I am choosing not to right now because I just don’t want to put the effort required to get myself unstuck. And, with all of that, I am still worthy of love and respect and graciousness toward myself.
May we begin to speak to ourselves a little more graciously, maybe with a little more patience, with a little more kindness this week. May we find a little more love and acceptance in ourselves this week, even if we’re stuck in a spot we know how to get out of.
I hope you have an amazing week dear ones.
Krista is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She has an online studio with all sorts of different class types!