Can't See the Wood for the Trees? : Landscaping Your Life to Get Back on Track
If you can't see the wood for the trees, feel like a fish out of water, or are going around in circles, we've got good news for you: that saying is also a clue to where you'll find the solution. Yes, you read right--you can use the language you're using to describe the stuck situation to discover the solution. It's not even the language as much as the landscape contained within your description of the situation that can give you pointers. As Alison Smith explains, "If a picture paints a thousand words, then a metaphor paints a thousand pictures. In other words, the metaphor in the saying you're using will provide a million words that will undoubtedly have the solution contained within them."
That's what this book is all about--taking these sayings that you're using to describe being stuck and using them to get unstuck again. The language you apply provides clues to how you perceive the current situation. Subconsciously, you know the solution. Exploring the metaphors contained within your language allows your subconscious to communicate to your conscious awareness more easily. The metaphor reduces resistance and the barriers we put up to change. It's as if we enjoy exploring the metaphor and forget what it means in reality, and before we know it, we have a metaphorical solution that we cannot help but translate into real life.
Offering an effective, easy process based on the power of metaphors, Alison Smith introduces her "Landscaping Your Life" method as a means to bring clarity to a problem, highlight alternative perspectives, and allow solutions to emerge organically, from within ourselves.
- Paperback | 208 pages
- 152 x 229 x 13mm | 367g
- 20 Sep 2018
- Inner Traditions Bear and Company
- Findhorn Press
- Rochester, United States
- Full-color throughout
Table of contents
Part 1 - The Power of the Mind, Metaphor and Nature
1 Help - I'm Stuck
2 Metaphors' and Nature's Ability to Help You Find Solutions
3 How the Landscaping Your Life Process Works
4 Common Reactions to the LYL Process
Part 2 - Sayings That Keep Us Stuck, and How to Use Them to Get Back on Track
5 Making Mountains out of Molehills
6 Stuck in a Rut
7 Can't See the Wood for the Trees
8 Up the Creek without a Paddle
9 Like a Fish out of Water
10 Head in the Sand
11 Out on a Limb/In at the Deep End
12 Treading Water/Going Round in Circles
13 Missed the Tide
14 Going with the Flow - Where Is Your Aliveness?
Part 3 - Last Thoughts
15 A Quick Fix - Advice from an Unstuck You
16 Questions to Explore Your Metaphorical Landscape
About the Author
About Alison Smith