Getting Stuck

Here's the scenario: You're moving along at a pretty good speed. Then (WHAM!) it happens. This is something you thought could never happen again! How could this be? How could a known issue still cause a problem for you?

This scenario is vague enough to describe any life experience where a past problem has resurfaced or is being experienced yet again. It is an issue we thought we had resolved, transcended, or were previously enlightened about.

Even after an awakening. which is nothing more than a widening and deepening of your perspective, it is possible to become entangled in issues you previously thought conquered. The attachment to ideas and the people closest to you can seem to disappear for a time, only to remind you of its continued existence later on. This is only proof that the attachment still resonates with you.

It is neither a good or a bad thing. It just is. And being aware of it, you can make the best of it. Embracing the idea of abundance in the attachment as opposed to the lack of it will turn it into your advantage.

You absolutely can turn an attachment into an affirmation of abundance. If you are attached to a loved one you can't be with the way you like, you have the ability to envision yourself with them in a setting to your pleasing. You can interact with that person and all the qualities you love about them. Even when you were physically with them, the loved one was only an impression on you that YOU interpreted. You can bring life to this interpretation of them at any time. It only takes concentration. The same goes for any concept or object you may feel a lack of. You have the ability to conjure it and feel it's presence.

Getting stuck or caught up on the way down your path does happen. From the perspective of a third person, you were stuck for a very short time. Maybe from your own perspective, you were stuck for a long while. Either way, time is relative and forward is the only direction. Recognize that getting stuck is only an illusion and that the evolution never stops. All adversity is worth it.

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Gail said...


Great post and I SO agree. I know so well the struggle to separate, detach from one's own truths - it comes at a great cost. It is when I stopped trying to separate myself from myself that I came to live freely in the light - those experiences I wished away became my greatest sources of strength, character and wisdom.

Love to you
peace and hope

The Rambling Taoist said...

Life is all about potholes -- steering through and around them. Since our paths often traverse the same territory over and over again, it should surprise no one that, from time to time, we'll find ourselves staring at the same potholes more than once.

Of course, the secret is not to allow the same potholes consistently to bend or break our rims! ;-)

C. Om said...

Great perspective Gail! I'm glad you realized how to gain strength from what was previously a source of pain. It's a very rewarding experience! :-)

Rambling Taoist,
You hit the nail on the head! ;-)

Cordie'B said...

That which we strive to detatch from appears in another form, always. Detatchments always give us the opportunity to learn the love lesson we failed the last time around. Once we learn the lesson, we won't feel the need to detach, but rather to cultivate the attachment with love. We are all conntected, so to believe that we can detach is an illusion in it self. We can only make our attachments more loving, by cultivating the love within ourselves. Great article, C. always! Love your blog!!!

Peace, Light and Love,


C. Om said...

Very wise observations Cordie! Your insight is much appreciated! :-)