At times, we all get stuck driving up and down the same path of thoughts in our mind. This can lead to feelings of frustration, anxiety, numbness and sadness. Some of us stay stuck in this traffic of the mind way too long. Whether it’s the freeway of fear, the side street of self pity, the road of relationships or an alternate route, we become trapped. How do we find the detour to break free? Freedom comes from awareness, letting go and moving forward.
The first step towards personal freedom and getting unstuck is to gain a true awareness. Is there an area of your life that you feel stuck in? Take some time to really think about it. Some examples are feeling stuck in a dead-end job, relationship, financial debt, unhealthy habits, resentment, the past and fear. It might be difficult to step back and become aware of it right away. Especially if you have gotten used to the repetitive cycle of unhealthy thought, feelings and patterns.
Once you become aware of what is keeping you stuck, you can begin the process of letting go of the illusion. The reality is that staying stuck is a choice. It might feel like there are no other options or ways to break free, but there are. Let go of the false beliefs and fear. It is time to take a detour to a new path of thoughts in your mind. Change your outlook and you will see endless roads of possibilities.
Letting go can lead to a shift in the way you feel about what kept you stuck. That is the freedom that can be found from letting go. Embrace it. Now you’re ready to move forward. The mind traffic is no longer there. Nothing is holding you back. You are free and can move forward on whatever path you chose to take. Stay aware and you are less likely to get stuck in any mind traffic. You have discovered the detour to personal freedom and are moving forward.