When Feeling Stuck
The same stream of life that runs through the world runs through my veins.
We are so achievement-oriented that we think accomplishing things will complete us, when it is experiencing life that will. Yet, if we can outlast the urge to judge everything we encounter, a miracle starts to surround us in which painting, music, poetry, running water, flowers, wind through trees, open vistas—all touch and draw out their counterpart that lives quietly within us.
So, when feeling stuck or disconnected from the miracle of life, as will happen to us all, try to listen, see, feel, and just take in. Try to let the energies of life stir their counterparts within you. In order to be whole, suspend your criticism. For life is not a matter of taste but of awakening, not a matter of finding things pleasing or disturbing but of finding things completing, not a matter of liking or disliking but of opening the geography of one’s soul.
- -Close your eyes and listen to a piece of music that is new to you.
- -As you breathe evenly, allow yourself to feel your like or dislike for it, and try to let that go.
- -As you breathe, allow yourself to meet the sheer energy of the music with the sheer energy of what is new in you.