Feeling stuck in a difficult situation can feel very frustrating or even debilitating.
Sometimes, the best thing to do is to just, “chop wood”. Just do something, even if it feels mundane, for example, clean a window sill, sweep the floors. There is a zen quote “Before Enlightenment chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment chop wood, carry water”.
To the external eye, there is probably nothing very apparently different, there it is still just the chopping of the wood. But internally, there may be a shift. A greater awareness than before the chopping of the wood (or whatever task you chose to do).
The former POTUS, Barack Obama , is quoted as having said “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something.” It doesn’t have to be anything amazing. But by moving, doing something different, you may experience a shift in that feeling in being stuck. You may even gain some insight into how to fix the situation.Lots of people feel stuck in their relationships. It doesn’t mean that you have to separate or break up.
Sometimes, working things out is possible. It is a matter of working out what is best for you and how to make it work.
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