Going from ‘stuck’ to ‘unstuck’
There are times in the past when I constantly went into a self-convincing mode to justify my continuance with a person or a habit that seemed to cause a lot of heartburn (not the acid reflux type)and waste a lot of time.
After a while,I trained myself to visualize something which has helped me to “let go” easily .I don’t know if you will feel comfortable with it,since it is a crude analogy….well,here it is—after I finish my toilet routine in the morning, I look down at the toilet bowl before flushing (I just look at it objectively :-),not the way Robin Sharma advocates people to gaze thoughtfully,full of love at flowers,plants etc in the morning to kick-start an influx of positive energy ).
What I see,is something which slightly nauseates me (obviously!) and reminds me that what I was looking at, was part of my body a few minutes ago and that it resulted from the food —delicious or nutritious—-that I ate and that those are the remnants of something which was supposedly beneficial hours ago.
AND THEN, I FLUSH IT DOWN!
This is the way I deal with unpleasant situations,toxic people and bad habits.I reflect for a moment about the positives gleaned from the experience,thank them in my mind and then flush them out of the recesses of my mind.
“Continuously looking back is a sure-fire way to slow down progress” —Unknown
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