Stunted

In many areas of our lives we are stuck at a certain point of development. If we were to look at it as an age, we might be stuck at a certain age. It could be because of a traumatic event or shock or challenge that we couldn’t overcome at that time and so that part of us gets stuck in that moment of time. We stop developing that part of ourselves. And though time continues to pass and other parts of ourselves develop, those areas are still frozen, they’re stuck.

But they don’t have to be. 

I think about how we tend to protect parts of our bodies that are injured or that we think are weak. We adjust our bodies around protecting those injured limbs, putting our healthy parts in danger.

But in this case, we can’t protect it. It’s not something that needs to be protected. It just needs to be accepted. Because from that place we can see it for what it is. And we get a better idea of if we want things to be the way they are.

And the beauty of it is, even if you are examining an area of your life that stopped developing in your early teen years, it doesn’t mean that it will take however many years have past, to get to a point where you’re happy with that part. The power of awareness is that it makes time elastic, non-linear. 
The true question is how well do we know ourselves at this moment?

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