Be In Motion

I subscribe to Mark Silver’s Heart of Business Blog. This morning he spoke about being in motion. The section that really got me thinking was this passage,

“The brilliance of this metaphor is in the observed phenomenon that you have to be in motion to see change. Just sitting there isn’t going to get you anywhere.

In writing that, I feel the need to explain I’m not talking about forgoing contemplative or devotional spiritual practice in favor of action. As I’ve written about time and time again, action can be useless or even harmful if it’s not based in connection and love.”

I was thinking that sometimes you just have to do something. I know when I was learning astrology they suggested that during difficult Pluto transits that you start cleaning out closets as Pluto was often about clearing out and transformation. If you were stuck doing that in life, perhaps clearing out the closets or the kitchen would help.

Sometimes when we get stuck and the changes we need to make seem overwhelmingly huge. Maybe we don’t even need to think how to start that but start changing something else. Something small that we know we can do. Can we change our schedule up a bit and eat lunch a different time? Can we change the color of the towels in our main bathroom? These are small changes and may be things that can be accomplished. In making these changes, we may free up our mind from it’s locked in patterns and we might find we have a brilliant insight.

Certainly it seems better to make changes that seem more productive, but there are times when life seems stuck in it’s rut. Making those other changes–just for the sake of change may shake things up a bit.

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