When I’m caught in the web of my Frequently Recycled Thought Loops, it’s like being in traction. I’m strung up, and I have a very hard time moving. And I’m in such a trance to the fruity loopy thinking that I won’t budge until I can see the predicament. Often I need to simply sit down with a pen and paper and write down what I’m thinking so I can slow the whole loop down and see my way out of traction.
Doing this, I find a different kind of traction. I GET traction to get unstuck. Once I can find a painful thought, I can begin to inquire (usually using my favorite 4 questions a la Byron Katie.) And if I’m too locked in the loop (or strung up in traction) STILL, I can get someone else to help me find it. I love being facilitated as much as I love facilitating other people. As I find the place of traction, my mind gradually gets unstuck all by itself, as it comes to understand itself. And sooner or later (usually sooner) I’m unstuck. And if I’m not, I know how to find another thought and move deeper into the process. Join me as we all get more unstuck. Using some traction to get out of the traction of our thinking.