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Loving Yourself: Are You "Stuck In the Muck"?


Saturday, June 01, 2013



Have you ever felt like you’re “stuck in the muck”? Slogging your way through a place from which you can’t seem to find your way out of?



The path to the best places for us means that sometimes we must take a trip through the muck to get to the other side of it....sometimes that truly is the only way. When we are in the middle of it, it feels yucky, it feels futile, and can feel like such a complete waste of time, let alone not very comfortable.

When we are in painful places in life, or even just the annoyingly little uncomfortable places, it's important to remember that we are usually headed somewhere else if we want to be. We do not have to stay stuck there.

Sometimes it takes a while to work our way out of it, and sometimes we don't know how we got there in the first place, but these mucky, yucky places on the path of life are always temporary if we are willing to work our way out of them.

We are not meant to stay stuck. We are not meant to be stagnant. We are not meant to be in pain for any longer than it is necessary to teach us. We are meant to shine, to fly and to have joy. Even when we are in a place where it's nearly impossible to do this, there is always a way out of that mucky place. It is always temporary.

So if you are in a mucky spot, just keep sloshing through it.....keep going ‘til you get to the other side of it. As tempting as it might be in the moment - don’t give up. It will be SO worth it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Source: www.bravegirlsclub.com
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JANEMARIE77 6/3/2013 7:58AM

    Everyday may not be good but there is good in everyday.
When in the muck I make long list of the things I am grateful for
running water, hot water, that I could get out of bed today, that I have a house, a job that I love, that I have clients ect I write it, I think it, it helps me be better

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KATHYJO56 6/3/2013 12:20AM

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BARBARAROSE54 6/2/2013 3:03PM

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JACKIE542 6/2/2013 12:21PM

    Thanks, needed this, I am sloshing through. emoticon emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 6/2/2013 11:28AM

    another excellent blog. Thanks for sharing it with us Sharon. emoticon

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BBECKER1955 6/2/2013 11:23AM

    I'm clearly "stuck in the muck". Thank you!
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DUXGRL1 6/2/2013 9:55AM

    Definitely a good remnder!

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IAMTOLOSE 6/2/2013 9:35AM

    Sharon, I needed this reminder. Thank you. I'm in the muck right now but it will soon end. I just need to keep moving. emoticon

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CELIAMINER 6/2/2013 8:54AM

    Feels like my job is the muck, but it pays the bills. So want to get to retirement Nirvana.
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GOANNA2 6/2/2013 8:27AM

    Thanks Sharon. I also enjoyed the link to brave girls.
I needed to read this today. We can do it. emoticon

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ALOHAEV1 6/2/2013 8:05AM

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SAMI199 6/2/2013 6:10AM

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The muck is just part of life from time to time...we just have to keep moving forward & we will get past it.Thank goodness we can always clean up & start fresh. It's so much easier with friends like you!

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2HAMSDIET 6/2/2013 12:53AM

    Your blog really spoke to me. I have been feeling in the muck of late. emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 6/1/2013 11:21PM

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NOTGIVINGUP49 6/1/2013 11:18PM

    emoticon Blog! Well said!

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AKATHLEEN54 6/1/2013 10:49PM

    I really liked that blog. I never thought of this journey from that viewpoint before but it makes so much sense!! I remember when I was walking in the winter.... I spent a lot of time trudging through deep snow and the path I was on was a circle so the only way back to where I started was to just keep going and I remember about 3/4 of the way around thinking... how am I ever going to make it back to the car, but you have to so you just keep going. This journey is important and for many Sparklers it's not just about looking good in your clothes or losing weight... for some it is a matter of life and death, about being healthy to be there for children and family. But whatever the reason, when it gets tough and you feel like you are never going to see the finish line you just have to keep going and know that what you are striving for will be so worthwhile. Very well said!! Thank you! emoticon emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 6/1/2013 10:45PM

    It's true...no sense staying stuck in the muck! We need to just keep sloshing along and get out of it! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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123ELAINE456 6/1/2013 10:40PM

  Awesome Blog!!! God blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Lord's Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 6/1/2013 9:58PM

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GODDESSOFHOME 6/1/2013 9:34PM

    Great blog!


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CATHYHASSPARK 6/1/2013 9:12PM

    thank you!

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KACAR51 6/1/2013 8:35PM

    emoticon Thanks!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 6/1/2013 8:30PM

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LOVE the stuck-in-the-muck visualization!
Great blog!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/1/2013 8:17PM

    Oh my! I think alll of us have had at least one trip through the muck for sure! BUT we've all come thru it stronger. When I think about the times I've been stuck in the muck, it seems endless when going thru it! But it's flipping that switch to learn the lessons to be learned from those mucky experiences that helps give such experiences value --sometimes long after we've gotten out of the muck, but we see the value!

Thank you for such a wonderful blog.

HUGS

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COCK-ROBIN 6/1/2013 8:14PM

    I know how that is. And thanks for sharing.

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_BABE_ 6/1/2013 8:04PM

    I am in a mucky place right this minute...funny you should ask. I know it's just my mind and thoughts bringing me down, making me feel like not too much is going right....it's temporary and it's not necessarily real it's just a thought process that needs some work.

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GOOZLEBEAR 6/1/2013 7:58PM

    Thanks for the encouragement!

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DRAGON-CHICK 6/1/2013 7:31PM

    Good point!! :)

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MICKEYH 6/1/2013 7:29PM

    Never give up !! We can do it .

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/1/2013 7:12PM

    A perfect read for me today! Thanks, Sharon!

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ROSES17 6/1/2013 7:08PM

    Great blog. I think we all sometimes get in the muck.

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