Posted by: dianaiannarone | February 6, 2017

Release your Fixation!


Are you fixated on a solution that is blinding you to new ideas?

I was recently introduced to the game “WordBrain.” I don’t typical play any computer games, but at the recommendation of my daughter I gave it a go. I actually find the game interesting and a bit challenging at times. Perhaps most interesting is my discovery that in some ways it is a blatant testimony about life.

The object of the game is to slide your finger across the board to various connecting letters that complete a word. If you get the correct word, all those letters drop into place in the word box beneath the board, sliding the remaining letters into a new place. The new position might allow for new words to potentially come into view. And to further complicate the process, there can be duplicate letters which permit you to get the right word, but choose the wrong letters…making all the next words impossible to create. You have to start again. Recreate the word in some other contiguous form of the letters.

How could this possibly be a reflection of life? Simple. The inability to release the idea of the path we thought was right, in favor of actually finding the one that is right. How long will the real pathway be obscured by what we thought was the answer? How long will we retry our word, with the conviction there must be something wrong! We were certain we were right, why isn’t it working?

This is especially true when you proudly find a multifaceted word, especially one with 7, 8 or 9 letters that you had to zigzag all over the board to make happen! As you are swiping your finger you feel this sort of jubilant excitement, only to dumbfoundedly be stopped in your tracks as the letters do not budge. No word dropped into place. You are wrong.

Yet, we are still affixed to the word we were sure was the source we needed! Sometimes we catch ourselves trying it again and again, as if the board is suddenly going to acquiesce to our persistence. Yet, time and time again, it won’t. It never will.

It is instead necessary for us to garner a new perspective, release our fixation to the word it might have been, and find the other word, the correct word, that is at least as obviously still in front of us.

There are many pathways to our goals, and we must redirect ourselves from the ones that have not brought us where we want to go, and have faith and a willingness to be open to still find the path to arrival. Don’t be fixated on what you thought would bring you there, and instead be open to what might be right in front of you that you have not yet chosen to see. Like in the game, it is not that complicated. We just need to be open, devoted, and trusting that there is simply a place we haven’t examined yet.

Sometimes we have to make a few moves before we can see what is truly available to us, and we may have to release the truth we were believing in previously to arrive at our goal.


Wake Up to how you’re operating from past hurts, Stand Up for your non-negotiable qualities and Live Free into your next reality.

Life is not meant to be a struggle, and healing from harsh forces is a beautiful, gentle awakening to the one limiting core belief—the red thorn—that can be gently released (not extracted).

Cut Your Root of Captivity.

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“Me & My Shadow” by Diana Iannarone on Amazon.

We do not give legal advice, nor do we use legal principles to apply to your circumstances. We are neither lawyers nor medical professionals.




  1. Thank you Diana. I liked your book so much the first time that I started reading it again.

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Thank you. I think it is a book that sometimes warrants that…like a manual that you need refreshers in!

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