Between A Rock And A Hard Place – What To Do!

How many times have you started something and then quit when something did not go right? Are you a quitter?  People are natural quitters. They quit their healthy food plan, quit relationships or marriage, quit playing on teams, and quit jobs. People quit sometimes for the flimsiest reasons or no reason. 

Don’t be a quitter – so goes the time worn cliché.  When things get tough you need to be like a bulldog; sink your teeth in deeper and never let go!

During times of confusion and integrity conflict, escaping is easy, holding onto one’s intentions and convictions is the key to success. You need to learn how to manage in a new way. It is in the rough spots that you will learn more about who, you truly are. It is going through the rough spots that you will find balance.

American Buddhist teacher, Pema Chodron, calls this, “The squeeze.” Chodron defines it as ‘a point where you are not able to take it or leave it, where you are caught between a rock and a hard place, caught with both the up-life of your ideas and the rawness of what is happening in front of your eyes…” and, that she states, “is a very fruitful place.”

Life offers many opportunities to experience this ‘fruitfulness.’  We are often caught between a ‘rock and a hard place.’ When you are caught in the rock between the hard place, do you quit, run, retaliate, or reach for something to fill the emptiness, have an affair, bail out, or do whatever it takes to regain the feeling of fullness and comfort again?

You can gain the feeling of fullness and comfort again, by pushing through the tight squeeze, thus, reaching your goal. It has been said, that the goal is seldom the issue, it is the method being used to reach the goal that needs to be changed.

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Metaphysician – Certified Hypnosis and Regression Practitioner, Author and Speaker. Dr. Dorothy facilitates clearing baggage, fears and limiting beliefs. Then, you can live the life you desire.She brings awareness to concepts not typically obvious to one’s daily thoughts and feelings.