How Can We Get Unstuck?

One of my favorite Buddhist teachers and writers, Pema Chodron, is leading an online course called Getting Unstuck: The Freedom to Choose Something Different.

I love the title of this course for many reasons. It is hopeful, simple, practical; and it reminds us that getting unstuck is all about freedom, choice and possibility.  We get stuck in old habits, old hurts, old patterns and stories, and we replay and reenact them constantly. It's such a timely topic in these days leading up to Yom Kippur

We need to share our stories with one another about getting unstuck, because it is so easy to get discouraged in your efforts to become free. 

Yesterday I watched this persistent seagull carry a big chunk of bagel in its mouth, drop it and pick it up again, over and over. I marveled at his (her?) perseverance; it had found a fine snack and was determined to bring it along for the journey.


If you are feeling stuck right now, what do you need to choose something different and become free? What will nourish you along the journey?