When I’m feeling blah, flat, and disinterested in what’s taking place around me I know I’m stuck. I may not know where precisely or why I’m stuck but I’m definitely stuck. My range of stuckness can be anywhere from a little bit to feeling as though I’m wearing concrete shoes. Once I bring awareness to the area of stagnation I’m experiencing I’m often amazed at how invested I am in staying stuck, even if it’s a recent thing.
Staying stuck is insidiously familiar. It falsely promises happiness in doing nothing, abdicating my responsibilities, and staying cocooned in apathy. And I still experience that moment of astonishment when those promises turn out to not be true. Again. Some days I need a little stagnation to gather myself for the next big movement but for the most part staying stuck makes me miserable. And as misery loves company I can usually find someone to wallow around in it with. But for all its wealth of population, misery is lonely. If I choose to stay stuck too long, I begin to feel disconnected from everyone and everything.
I’m grateful that today if I’m doggedly determined to stay stuck in one area of my life I can have a lot of flow in other areas and it seems to balance itself out. Mother has helped me create and maintain enough flow that it isn’t all or nothing as it used to feel. I love this meditation. Any tool that can break up my inner stagnation is a huge gift. Flow is my happy place now. So I’m saying YES! today.
Let me know in the comments below how it feels when you do it.