Got this message in an email from my Aunt Linda and though it’ll be great to share this on.
YOU ARE STUCK WHEN
All of us encounter bumps on the road, as we daily breathe our way into becoming, We all face times of adversity, challenging moments and periods of crisis. They seem to be an integral part of a life fully lived. Some never move beyond the adversity, the challenge, the crisis.
If we are unable to make our way over these hills and bumps, we will remain stuck, sometimes permanently. Author Wilkie Au names ten ways that people get stuck on the journey called life:
We are stuck when we let past failures, poor decisions, missed opportunities make us unforgiving of ourselves and cynical about life.
We are stuck when we hang on to resentments toward those who have wronged us and let these resentments chain us to frustrating relationships.
We are stuck when we let ill-health and the normal aches and pains of growing old make us crabby and less appreciative of the small blessings of daily life.
We are stuck when we do not seek help for healing the poor images of the self resulting from childhood traumas that hamper our present lives.
We are stuck when we let envy of others consume us rather than gratefully acknowledging our own blessings
and developing our own gifts.
We are stuck when pain and hurts from past intimate relationships keep us from being loving and vulnerable.
We are stuck when fear of failure prevents us from trying new things.
We are stuck when anger about past disappointments and losses shuts us off from reconciliation with a God who wants to be close to us.
We are stuck when we despairingly stay in a miserable life situation because we cannot trust enough to opt for change.
We are stuck when we let fear rule our lives.