There is a better way of embracing these things that sooner or later come into everybody's lives. It would be best to consider such an obstacle as something absolutely necessary and valuable so that you can gain a different perspective or insight.
Let me tell you about my impending detour to understand better the change in perspective and insight about my situation, which was an actual roadblock.
When Melbourne came out of lockdown, I immediately arranged to visit my Dad in Cohuna (Country Victoria). I made all these arrangements as an impulse without even realizing my intense need to escape city life and surrender myself in the arms of open country life. Even if it was just for one day as this was enough to feel freedom again.
After two and a half hours of driving, tunes cranking, all that remained was the last 40 minutes of driving to my desired destination. Or at least, this is what my mind was set upon. Then the eyeball roll in an unexpected surprise. Ahead were road signs indicating that roadworks were taking place. Generally, roadworks in regional areas often do not mean much as the work was either just completed or was finished a long time ago. Well, not this time. My mic drop moment: the direct route to Cohuna was fully closed due to a bridge upgrade, so now my usual, ordinary road to Cohuna was blocked.
Luckily I knew which way to go. Since taking the turn to the right would have cost me at least an hour, I chose left. But, unfortunately, my choices were limited since the car I drove, a Toyota Yaris, was not appropriate for driving on muddy roads. So I could only do gravel or bitumen. And unfortunately, once you are off main roads, bitumen roads can be rare.
Thankfully, Mail Road saved me after only 5 minutes on the detour, which seemed more like 30 minutes. Bonus the chosen road was fully bitumen. So, in the end, my delay was just 15 minutes. And this was a small price to pay for some absolutely stunning scenery. Everything looked different from what I was used to. Nature felt impressive, different, and soothing. After all, it was lucky the roadblock was in place, so I gave thanks energetically to the local council for doing the bridge upgrade works as they gave me the chance to admire the beautiful scenery during this detour. There was one more thing that made me smile. Even in the middle of nowhere, I was still outside the city. The photos attached within this blog are from that day.
But I am generalizing this situation to all life's detours. And my point is also applicable for all the moments when you feel caught like a mouse endlessly running on the hamster wheel without ever moving away from the same spot.
So, here is your easy and efficient solution for detours or roadblocks appearing in your life. I present you with a simple breathing technique, useful for the moments when you feel taken off-track. Just follow these easy steps:
Now observe your attitude towards an impending detour or roadblock after doing this meditation. Did anything change compared to your attitudes before this?
Let me know how you feel after doing this short meditation?
This breathing method and meditation are part of my integrative healing solutions. The principle of this is that when your full attention is directed to your breath, your stress levels decrease, you connect with yourself in all areas, thus improving your mental and physical health.
There is a sea of breathing techniques out there; I prefer to choose the simplest ones because they are the most efficient, especially when time is limited or the stress levels are high. After that, it is about choosing what works the best for you.
No matter what you do next, please focus on observing what the roadblocks are trying to tell you. So is it to; focus on your breathe, go for a walk, or sit in nature. For example, I sometimes take a shower and imagine that I am are standing under a waterfall.
Always remember that life might surprise you in unimaginable ways if you don't avoid life detours and roadblocks.
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