According to the Buddhists, between January 29 and February 12 is the worst time of the year. Don't start anything new during this ending period, they advise. It won't last. February, however, can be a great time to meditate on new beginnings. But what if you have no direction? What if you are STUCK?
You are probably in good company. Psychic or not, sometimes my own future is indefinable. I just don't know. Or that's what I tell myself anyway. Some hidden fear may be lurking in my unconscious mind and creating a smokescreen. Metaphorically, energy or chi is like a flowing river. When we feel stuck, the flow of that river is caught in an eddy. Our chi is going around and around in circles and being sucked down into a bottomless vortex.
Remember, though, this is only your mind telling you that you are stuck. Energy by its very definition means motion and, therefore, cannot stay still. Stuckness is just an illusion and sometimes, merely a judgment of where you have not yet arrived. Your ego mind, your conscious waking-state chatters at you, berating you constantly with "I should be doing..." or "What's wrong with me?" or "I don't know," et al.
But stuckness does not have to be suffered. It can be celebrated. The good news is that feeling stuck is part of the human process and, believe it or not, serves a purpose. Stuckness is about standing still for a while and allowing us to take stock.
In our Western culture and our headlong rush towards success and then death (not always in that order), we do not allow ourselves permission to not know our destination. And if you resist your stuckness, it will only expand. So just for today, give yourself permission to see your situation differently. Sit down, put your feet up, take a load off and read the following ten tips to honoring stuckness...