Sometimes your proverbial kitchen is too big to just “get out of..”. How do you face your problem without getting burned? Get low. Hit the deck. Get on your knees. In a fire, it can be upwards of 1200 degrees at the ceiling, but bearable at the floor. For me this works in life too.
There have been moments in the past and surely more moments in the future when the fires in my life are more than I can handle, without help. After getting burned over and over, I got right-sized. I know now that the best place for me in moments of powerlessness is to surrender the idea that I can fix the problem alone. I hit my knees. It’s cooler at the floor and a lot easier to see what’s in front of you.