what inspires you when you are stuck/overwhelmed/despairing/off-track♥

by susiesheartpathblog on May 14, 2012

LOVE TIP – Monday 14th, 2012 


I have found that Inspiration and Encouragement can come in many forms and from many different sources and arrive when we are least expecting it.............

Spirit is generous!.... Like, for example just a couple of hours ago I came out of a meeting with my assistant where we were discussing and planning our 90 Day Action Plan for our business. I was feeling generally unclear and overwhelmed with all the tasks to do with regards to re-designing our business to take a new direction which includes new branding, creating a new website, designing new courses - both face-to-face and webinars and e-courses, new brochures, etc, etc, etc, etc.....all of this happening at the same time as continuing in our regular day-to-day business tasks as well as planning for our upcoming Events.........."It's too much, can't do it........"  a voice in my brain is telling me.........."let's just go on with what we have always done......."

So with these words noisily in my head I turn to check my emails and right there at the top of the Inbox is my daily Biz Tip of The Day: "Success is like an airplane: most of the energy is spent getting off the ground"....Hilton Johnson........Oh thank you. I remember we've done it all before. We CAN get off the ground again........ 🙂

AND as well as being open to messages and gifts from Spirit it is also good to have a store of Resources that inspire and motivate us when we most need it when our brain and feelings have shut down to seeing the possibilities and the positive and the clear path of direction ahead of us........

There seems to be lots going on for people right now......As well as my own challenges I'm in touch with many people (both in my personal life and professionally) who are currently facing many difficult hardships (some of them life-threatening even)..........and others undertaking a range of tasks and projects to re-design and re-build their lives and relationships in many different ways so I thought it was timely to focus on the topic of Inspiration.

What and who are the resources, books, strategies, people, TOOLS that you turn to that nurtures and feeds you when things feel impossible / stuck/ bogged-down/overwhelming /off-track / despairing/...... Feeling helpless/ hopeless/ like giving up/ like giving in / weighed down..........♥

I would value this being a collaboration - like me sharing some ideas and you sharing too so that we can come up with a collection of Resources and bright ideas we can all turn to when we need some energy, encouragement, inspiration, enthusiasm, motivation.........support......

My beautiful daughter Freea [who like me is an avid collector of quotes] and I have shared this favourite quote  from Lewis Carroll for many years.....which has delighted and inspired and reminded us ...Encouraged us. Enthused us....... Made us laugh...... Set us back on track.... you know THOSE times when things are feeling like they are stacking up or there are tasks that feel daunting and sometimes like very high mountains to climb....like you will need every bit of your motivation and determination and spirit and resources behind you.....

........sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast!!!!! would stand out........and ring in my ears............as I read the quote in messages from her......[she actually had it on the footer on her email for a while]....... which would get me to thinking:.....Oh well, one 'impossible task' is certainly do-able!!

Question for you: What inspires and motivates you when you are stuck/ bogged-down/overwhelmed /off-track / despairing/...... Feeling helpless/ hopeless/ like giving up/ like giving in / weighed down..........♥

MIRRORING PRACTICE: Share your responses with another and have them ♥MIRROR you for a minimum of 5 minutes and then swap, or write about it in your journal. And then share with us in the comments below.

So one thing that inspires me is Quotes which I have a large collection of.........and another is hearing about inspiring people and their Stories so here's a treat for you: Arthur's Inspirational Transformation! - Never, Ever Give Up. 

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch♥v=qX9FSZJu448♥rel=0]
Please read more of Arthur's story here.

I look forward to receiving links to your favourite inspiring stories.

Imagining you surrounded by positive, uplifting energy........ ♥Blessings to you, ♥LOVE Susie. 

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blairshackle says:

Beautiful post Susie – thank you for helping me open my heart! xo

Wow ♥Blair
I am grateful. Opening one’s ♥heart takes a lot of courage as well as sharing about it.
I am honoured.by your visiting my blog and your comment and that my writing helped you open your precious ♥heart.
I welcome hearing from you as you venture forth in this new way with your beautiful open ♥heart…….
LOVE and Blessings, Susie♥

Terrie Abildgaard says:

Thanks Susie- on the mark yet again. Nature does is for me- specifically the roar of the ocean or the spray of the surf.

Hello dear ♥Terrie,
So gooooooood to ‘see’ you on these pages – finally you were able to leave a comment! Yay! Thanks for persevering!
And Thanks for the reminder of our wonderful Mother Nature….can just hear the roar and smell and taste the spray of the surf….How lucky we are in Australia to have the gift of the ocean…..AND the bush [is what we Australians call the forest/woods for those in the Northern hemisphere]…..just looking out my window at all the magnificent trees!….in fact I think it is just my time to go for a walk….I’ll imagine walking & chatting with you….looking forward to many chats here on these pages….. 🙂
Much LOVE Susie♥

Hilary says:

Hello Splendid Susie
Love Arthur thanks for that. Yes music and dance work for me too, but sometimes it’s the bit of getting to where you can, go and do that stuff which is the tricky bit I find.
:0)What gets me out of that ‘stuck place’ will be sifting thru a memory box of old cards, letters & warm fuzzys.
:0)Making myself go for a bike ride with a purpose- as no purpose usually feels pointless when Im in that stuck space and I think of how someone will really like the photo I put up on fb gets me out.
:0)The internet or books dont work well for me as I find I need some movement, Yes, Yoga works, just a few sun salutes and then heading out to take Rosie for a walk.
:0)I love dancing when I actually get to the venue but again getting there can be tricky so I will pack my shoes/clothes and head out and do something else before hand so Im in the vicinity and my excuses will be slimmer! I have been known to get there and just turn around again if my mood is really dark, hasn’t happened for ages now, so I guess confidence plays a large part.
:0)Detail in nature also works for me, going outside and just LOOKING really examining, you know that one about watching the grass grow and looking at the little hairs!
:0) Something Im using this month are free Podcasts of Lama Surya Das, he is very funny but with the depth of spirit that I love
So, I guess thats some of the things that get me out of that dark place where the sun dont shine, BTW I too love Lewis’s quote, it always makes me think of Dorothy and her red shoes, of which I have 5 pairs. Love to you xx

Dearest ♥Hilary,
How generous and creative you are with your contributions to our ♥Collection of Resources and Bright Ideas!! Many, many Thanks!
I so appreciate and value the effort and energy you have put into compiling your comprehensive list and sharing about it ….. 🙂
♥music and dance
♥sifting thru a memory box of old cards, letters & warm fuzzys.
♥a bike ride with a purpose
♥Movement: Yoga and taking Rosie for a walk.
♥Detail in nature – “just LOOKING really examining,…….looking at the little hairs!”
♥watching the grass grow
I especially value you reminding us that when we are stuck how tricky it can be if our mood is really dark and we are convinced nothing is going to make the sun shine again……. 🙁 how hard it is to actually reach for any of these things…mmmmmm will have to focus more on this I think….

Lucky you having 5 pairs of red shoes, and knowing you, many of them ♥dancing shoes I am sure!! I can just see you now clicking your heels and twirling and swirling and whirling and gliding across the dance floor oh so beautifully and expertly……..
Much ♥LOVE back to you

Gaelia says:

Meditation. That chance to be still, quiet & draw my strength from God.

Thanks dear ♥Gaelia,
Meditation, being still, being quiet & connecting to & drawing strength from our Spiritual Guidance….Great reminders for us…….LOVE Susie♥

Sue Grilli says:

Susie – aahh, you reminded me to breath deep! What do I do♥ It depends on if I am stuck due to lack of inspiration in my artwork or an overwhelm of business type functions to accomplish. On the artistic side I love to just look at lovely photos or pictures in magazines and just have my thoughts run off. Usually I will get some sort of inspiration from that. If it is a business overwhelm, I take that deep breath and try to determine what is the most important item and just work on that. One thing at a time!
Great Post, thanks!

Hi ♥Sue,
Great to hear from you and have you share.
I appreciate your additions to the Collection of Resources and bright ideas –
Breathing deep – reminding me too.
“Looking at lovely photos or pictures in magazines”…Yes so mind expanding I agree. I’ve just been introduced to Pinterest & am amazed at the range of the images…and the inspiration…
Prioritize what’s important and “One thing at a time!” – such an important reminder!
Thanks muchly ♥Sue, LOVE Susie♥

When I am stuck/overwhelmed/off track what works for me is physical movement. Reconnecting with my body. An all-out sprint until my lungs are sucking air clear down to my toes. Dancing to LOUD music, African, Latin…something with a strong beat. Or the opposite…yoga with deep breath and sinking into postures that stretch my body while relaxing my mind…

Ahhh…thank you for reminding me xoxo because sometimes I forget…

Thank you ♥Susan sweetums for the reminder about physical movement & reconnecting with our bodies. – love your description –
“An all-out sprint until my lungs are sucking air clear down to my toes” YAY
I can just imagine that feeling! In fact it is good – no let me change that to ESSENTIAL – for us bloggers & others who get stuck to the computer to do every hour on the hour!! I’m getting myself a special clock with an automatic alarm every hour to prompt me to do just that as I am at fault with this one 3 hours or more disappearing without me getting up once!!!!!
My mind calls it ‘flow”….
My body calls it “uncaring” & painful!
And YES to Dancing to LOUD music & Yoga stretching our body while relaxing our mind!
Thanks muchly Lovely One♥

THANK you for sharing this pure awesomeness!!!
my heart grinning from ear to ear
as I squeeze grateful tears:)
thanks for the beautiful inspire,
(wordpress won’t let me comment with my blog identity but wanted
to share some love anyway….forgive the fb account comment)

Ahhhhh ♥Jennifer,
You write so beautifully……”pure awesomeness” – what a description!
And the image of your “heart grinning from ear to ear” delights me hugely!
Precious and much appreciated words♥
Thanks for sharing your ♥LOVE – I’ll check on the wordpress glitch!
with ♥LOVE & gratitude,Susie♥

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