Your problem is…

I was talking with a friend about feeling “stuck.”
That paralyzing brew of boredom and frustration.
Of wheels spinning deeper and deeper into a mental and spiritual rut.
I’ve found that it often afflicts creatives.
Writers, artists, designers, actors, musicians, teachers.
Intellectually curious people who see life through a lens of possibility.
Something to be questioned and poked, stripped bare and redressed.
“Stuck” seems to appear unexpectedly, without warning.
One day we’re fine, and the next we’re . . . “stuck.”
And that “stuck” feeling feeds on itself, growing stronger each day.
Until . . . we have a problem.
A challenge or issue that moves us.
And then, like a sliding car that abruptly hits a dry patch, we straighten out.
We’re focused, aligned and happily moving forward.
My answer to my friend about being “stuck” must have sounded totally absurd.
“Your problem is . . . you don’t have a problem.”
And here’s the funny thing:
The longer I live, the more I realize.
The most insightful answers all sound absurd.
Because it’s our present reasoning, our “common sense,” that creates our problems in the first place.