"If you want things to change
to different things,
you must think different thoughts.
And that simply requires
finding unfamiliar ways
of approaching familiar subjects."
-- Abraham, Esther Hicks
From my Ask and It Is Given Perpetual Calendar, I was inspired to open the Ask and It Is Given book by Esther and Jerry Hicks. I perused for a minute or two and landed on this bit that I decided to share with you. The above quote is part of it. Here is the whole of it:
"Life is always in motion, so you cannot be "stuck." Sometimes our physical friends will say, "I'm stuck! I've been in this place for a very long time, and I can't get out of it. I'm stuck!"
And we always explain that it is not possible to stand still or be stuck, because Energy, and therefore life, is always in motion. Things are always changing.
But the reason it may feel to you as if you are stuck is because, while you are continuing to think the same thoughts, things are changing--but they are changing to the same thing over and over.
If you want things to change to different things, you must think different thoughts. And that simply requires finding unfamiliar ways of approaching familiar subjects."
This sort of gives new meaning to the idea of repetitive behavior, repetitive tasks, repetitive motions, repetitive events, repetitive relationships, repetitive actions. To repeat is to do again. We get into habit patterns, whether it is about our sex life, our personal life, our life at work, and all other compartments we play in. To have it be different, if that is our desire, we need to focus on what we want, whereas, before, we have been continually focusing on what is--restating the problem, reliving the problem, feeling frustrated by the problem, whatever that 'problem' happens to be for us.
It's like the oft-used Albert Einstein definition of insanity in doing the same things and expecting a different result. He also said that the thinking that creates the solution must be different than that thinking which created the problem. In other words, we have to change our thinking. The way to do that is easier than it seems. We need to focus--and I mean focus!--on what we want and stop belaboring all the details and ramifications of the problem, or better said, that which we do NOT want. Yet, as this clearly shows, we will continue to get that which we do not want if we keep thinking and focusing on what we do not want.
As I was studying sales in the early part of my career, they called that setting goals. I don't talk about goals any more because I think there are better ways to say that, but it is essentially the same thing. We decide what we want, and if it is different, we need to focus on what we want, thereby creating different thoughts and feelings about that place until it becomes us.
Getting The Stuck Unstuck.
Spread Some Joy Today--by making the choice and focusing on that which causes you to feel joyful.