Across time and culture, humans have demonstrated the ability to navigate life challenges. Along with support from family, friends, community, and trained healers, we have 'inner resources' that help us when we're stuck.
Examples of inner resources are: imagination, compassion, equanimity, courage, presence, trust, creativity, gratitude, paying attention, intuition, wisdom, objectivity, passion, humor, curiosity, meaning making and more. What inner resource(s) do you recognize that are not listed? Which are you most likely and least likely to employ?
Einstein said, "you cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it." So does that mean give up when you hit a wall? A pause might be wise, but we can employ these natural inner resources such as imagination and objectivity to alter the current mindset and illuminate more options.
I am also open to the idea that these innate inner resources have 'entelechy' or a guiding principle toward wholeness and healing. In my practice (somewhere at the intersection of creative expression, self-compassion, and eco-therapy) the 'inner resources' are called upon and trusted to facilitate a change in consciousness to unstick what is stuck.