Among all the other things that can happen while living, occasionally we can get high-centered. We can have been journeying, either physically or mentally, when an unexpected event occurs and we find ourselves stuck in a place we’d rather not be, with no perceptible way out, and on top of it all, it’s raining. How we choose to conduct ourselves in such situations can lead us to our extrication from trouble and to a learning experience or can see us more even more stuck and spinning our figurative wheels. The first thing we must do is to determine how we ended up in our predicament in the first place; then not to resort to what if’s but to decide if we can back out or if we must move forward or sideways in some way. Again, moving too quickly in any direction, unless in imminent danger, could lead to further complications. Therefore putting a little distance between ourselves and the precarious spot we’re in and using calm intellect to chart a path is clearly the best way to proceed, if possible. It’s hard to be calm and accepting of the fact of one’s difficulty but necessary nonetheless. Being calm and stepping back can lead to resourcefulness in almost any part of one’s life and is a practice to strive for and use whenever possible; though the best thing to do is the generally the first thing to flee our minds when in trouble or in doubt. Don’t you think practicing on small troubles would help with larger ones?