In narrative therapy we use the term “reflecting team” for the people we surround ourselves with who can reflect well the best in us,the spark. We can find a similar team internally and allow the dialogue of support to begin with encouragement rather than critique. The act of smiling releases tension in the many small muscles covering our heads and sends new messages to our brains.
I bow deeply to the spirit that lives within.
Once at a workshop we participants were challenged to walk barefoot on a hike through the forest.The invitation to discard hiking boots induced the gamut of reactions.
A good antidote to “stuck” is inviting surprise. Most of the time surprise enters through our senses rather than our thoughts, so the more we settle into our bodies (grounding) the more likely we are to receive the surprise when it comes with joy rather than anxiety.
Walking in the redwoods barefoot brought an edge to our attention.
A few notes, a word or two, a sketch, an iPhoto and a new memory is anchored.
Banking new memories helps us past the old.
From “stuck” to “surprise” to “stillness”. Aha!