Sometimes we get stuck in a rut. The same thing over and over and over again.
Perhaps you put up with an unrewarding friendship that long ago grew stale. Maybe you have grown so accustomed to a confining life situation that you just take it for granted that that’s just the way it is. For many it’s a dreary job that pays the bills, but robs the soul.
Quite often, one of the signs that you’re life has fallen into a rut is a dreariness of heart, a listlessness of spirit.
When you realize you are in a rut, what can you do? How can you get unstuck? Let me share with you a dream that taught me the way forward from a rut in which I once was stuck.
Once I managed a small non-profit for several years. Towards the end of my stay, I grew increasingly restless to leave.Yet I overstayed almost a year, because of the loyalty I felt to the organization and its values.
The longer my inner conflict persisted, the more exhausted I became emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Then one night I had this dream:
The morning after this dream, I turned in my resignation.
My dream had reminded me of several existential truths. I alone am responsible for my life situation. If I don’t like it, then I should choose differently and act upon my choice.
If your living is in a rut, honor that you and you alone are responsible for your situation no matter how tempting it might be to blame others. See yourself in a mirror, and realize that the person you see is the very key to your lock. You are free; you always have choice; and you have the capacity to act.
So often, our jobs demand that we sacrifice our personal lives for the sake of corporate profit. No, the human person does not exist as a sacrifice to be made to the God of Business; business exists for the commerce that provides a passable support for human life. Still that is too modest an assertion.
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There’s a reason why I haven’t been posting for awhile: I’m delighted to share with you news that my book, How to be Yourself: 300 Inspirational Quotes, A Guide to Living an Authentic Life has been released on Amazon in both print and ebook formats.
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When persons consider personal autonomy, they often think of it in terms of independence from the control of others, or personal authority over one’s decisions and life course, or being self-governing free from the meddling of others. However for as long as they conceive of autonomy as being in opposition to another, the extraordinary freedom of autonomy will elude them.
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