Journey to Simplicity
Dr. Julee S. Poole
The Path Life Coaching
Ever felt "stuck" in life?
Being stuck is never a pleasant state. Moving forward takes effort. In this article, we will explore how to move forward by journeying forth.
Journeying forth requires us to initial “pack” for the move. Packing means processing past events, evaluate past thinking (such as negative thinking), current habits, and behaviors. When you feel stuck in life, meditation, and self- examination is important. You must sort what things in our life, we can mark for the dump, or for storage to be revisited later or to "take with us as we journey forth".
Through self-reflection, you must decide what life issues are weighing you down. It is important to reflect on what you need to accomplish in order to move forward. However, it is an exercise worth undertaking.
Try this exercise as you think about your life. Make three columns on a piece of paper and ask:
- "What issues can I pack up and haul to the dump?"
- "What issues can I pack up and move to a storage unit to revisit at a later date?"
- "What about my life do I want to take with me as I journey forth?"
In our life journey, we often need to be willing to get rid of the old, that which no longer serves.
As we journey forth, it is also important to us to know that we are on the right path. Ask yourself:
- What brings you joy in your life?
- What brings energy to your life?
- What does your life stand for? And is this what you want it to stand for?
- In what situations do you feel the most alive?
Discover the answers to these questions and more by journaling daily. This is an excellent resource for self-reflection. I recently read Henriette Anne Klauser's book entitled "Write It Down, Make It Happen". She encourages us to put on paper our goals, aspirations, issues and such. Writing will help you slow down your thinking, increase your focus and reflect on your writings. Journaling will help you to tap into your unconscious. Spend at least five minutes a day writing in a journal to aid you in your desire for personal growth. Make the investment into yourself as you journey forth.
The key to the journey is to never stop moving, as it is a journey that never ends. Spend time each day in reflection. Ask yourself, "Am I turning obstacles into opportunities?" "Is this journey my own personal journey?" "Is my life too complicated or am I comfortable with my life's direction?" "Am I stuck or am I journeying forth?" It is a very personal journey; find your own ways to map the journey and make it a productive, healthy, and joyful trip.
Coaching sessions can help you to“Journey Forth”
Klauser, H.A. (2000). Write it down, make it happen. New York: Simon & Schuster.