When You Feel Stuck. (Two Tiny Moves That Create Big Change)
I pulled up to the parking garage closest to the train station and the sign said the lot was full. Oh no, I thought to myself, what do I do now? I had never parked at this station before and was unfamiliar with what all the parking options were.
Luckily, I spotted a sign for another garage around the corner. I pull up to it only to see the very same sign indicating that the lot is full.
I feel myself starting to panic. What am I going to do if I can't find parking? I paid $600 to attend a conference in Boston and my train departs in 30 minutes.
I sit for a moment staring at the "garage is full" sign. I then throw the car in park, hop out and walk over to the garage attendant. I explain to him my predicament. No problem he says, just pull your car to the side for a moment, someone is bound to exit the garage soon and you can have their spot.
Sure enough, that's exactly what happened and in less than five minutes I was parked inside the garage. Problem solved.
Had I taken the "garage is full" sign at face value, I never would have gotten out of my car and talked to the attendant. Instead, I would have simply left the lot and wasted time driving around unfamiliar streets feeling panicked over where to park. I would have increased my chances of missing my train to Boston.
The little moments of your life are here to help you learn the lessons you need to learn in order to shift the big stuff, the stuff you long for most.
Don't take anything at face value. Just because something appears to not be working in your favor doesn't mean that's the case.
The more you're able, in the smaller moments of your daily life, to practice asking for what you need and the more you're willing to believe that your life is always trying to help you out, the more your life will begin to look and feel the way you want.
Feeling stuck and being stuck are two completely different things.
Sometimes a no is not a no. It's a no for a moment or for this situation. Sometimes a no is really a yes, it's just waiting for you to stop the car, get out and ask for what you want.
Most people who are able to apply my principles to their daily life end up discovering that they no longer have to work so hard to reach their goals and create the change they've been hoping for. It's an incredible relief. The same will be true for you.
I hope you'll feel worthy enough to really experiment with the concepts I share with you. The worthy factor is always the secret ingredient.
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. This is why I'm here.
love and light,
xx Lori Fields, LCSW
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