Do something: ANYTHING!

Any situation within causing disruption in life, thinking or one's ability to deal with the stuff and matter of challenges to the self, is a "state(of mind)" where something has become stuck.

These stuck-ness-es can be fears, obsessive thoughts or even habitual patterns of "being".

Change, a different experience, a different state, will happen when a break is applied.

So, how is the break created? Anything that interrupts the pattern and shifts awareness is a potential solution, at least to begin with...

Any thing or activity (silly dancing, clearing out the sock drawer, emptying the bin or having a walk etc.) that frees the self enough to re-assess and re-group by placing awareness elsewhere, is a worthy gift to one's self.

This is all good theory. What practical experiences can you share about overcoming "stuff"? (For me, writing this blog was one!)


Blessings,

Benn



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Shelley Fishel

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Do something: ANYTHING!

Great blog Benn and wonderful to get thinking in a different way.

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Benn Abdy-Collins

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Mike Turner reminded me...

I was fortunate to have a 1-2-1 with Mike Turner last Friday... I mentioned this blog and he reminded me of the wonderful phrase... Don't just do something, sit there! Which is the wisdom many people choose when they go into silence, meditation and prayer to find solutions. I remember hearing a story how one person had a dark mark on the wall behind his desk. Very simply, when he wanted to stop and think about a problem, he would lean back in his desk chair, place his head on the wall and just stop to ponder and do nothing. This "doing" nothing made him both famous and successful. So, even if the doing something is choosing to actively do nothing, then it is doing something different to what you were doing before! This may seem an oxymoron, however, it is a wise choice that allows space for the wisdom within to work its magic... Blessings, Benn

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Phillip Khan-Panni

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I get a lot of things done when I have a major project on. The bigger the project, the more side issues get sorted. For example, if I have a speech to prepare, my study get tidied. When I have a book to write, I might replace the kitchen floor tiles and paint the hall, stairs and landing. But when I return to the main task, I am more creative and refreshed.

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Martin Dewhurst

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Life is kind of like a jelly mould. The shape being defined by the patterns we adopt and stick with over time. The trouble is, we're each bigger than the moulds we live in, so breaking the mould is key. Breaking the mould means breaking the pattern, breaking the direction we're headed. And that works both ways. If we're super fit and break that pattern, we can decline quickly into lazy patterns. If we're super stuck and break that pattern, we can quickly motivate ourselves into action. Do something: ANYTHING! = The ultimate formula to avoiding entropy.

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Jeff Mowatt

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Do something: ANYTHING!

As I've come to understand it begins with moral courage, the kind Atticus Finch speaks of. I've had many practical experiences which include loss of the family I'd tried to adopt, the death of two business partners, diminishing business, a smear campaign, our work hijacked, and most recently a diagnosis of leukaemia. And yet around me, it was possible to see greater need and deal with personal issues by focussing on what is far bigger than myself. Especially a former colleague who gave his life in a cause which afflicted him.

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Mike Turner

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Nice one Benn When I get "stuck" I get up and juggle. If I'm not that "stuck" I just pick up the juggling balls, If it's more of an issue I go for the clubs and much like Sherlock Holmes in the Red Headed League "It is quite a three pipe problem, and I beg that you won't speak to me for fifty minutes" If I'm really "stuck" I get out the fire sticks. Juggling fire is a pretty liberating experience.

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Dr JOY Madden

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Hi Benn I particularly liked your suggestion of doing "Any thing or activity (silly dancing, clearing out the sock drawer, emptying the bin or having a walk etc.) that frees the self enough to re-assess and re-group by placing awareness elsewhereÂ…" My general thoughts? As written in this article some time ago: How To Get Motivated When You Feel Like Death Joy

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Benn Abdy-Collins

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Breaks and brakes

Hello Maurice, Thank you for your comment, I'll edit the post... the intention was to play on words - by taking a break you put a brake on the issue(s) and you'll be able to re-steer... Let me know when you get that blog out of you! ;-) Blessings, Benn

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Maurice Poole

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Do something: ANYTHING!

Spot-on, Benn. I need breaks. Why we need to read "brake" is unclear. It seems to me that it has the opposite influence to what you recommend, without assisting pronunciation. Still, I have been thinking about writing a certain blog for weeks, maybe months, and must do that shortly. Other breaks permitting. ;-) Best regards   Maurice

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