Getting stuck on a thought doesn’t allow one to truly live. It blocks out the connection to one’s own inner essence which unfortunately makes one spiritually dead.
Remember years ago when you would walk into a place and there would be those coils of sticky fly paper hanging down filled with dead flies. The mind can be compared to this in the sense when thoughts come in and one gets stuck on them, freedom is taken away and eventually this leads to death (for the fly), obviously not physically for humans, but definitely spirituality. Something is put on the fly paper to attract the flies as compared to there being something in oneself that makes certain thoughts attractive. And here is the key, without this attractive scent there’s less chance of getting stuck.
An unawakened person is deluded about what an awakening is and an awaken person is awakened to what delusion is. This is very important to understand for one to not get stuck on their deluded thoughts because it’s one’s thoughts that one gets stuck on and this is what makes life delusional. You can’t be anything but who you think you are, but you aren’t who you think you are, unless of course you are stuck on the thought of who you think you are. It’s all about the thoughts that one gets stuck on, until the time comes that it isn’t; sit with this.
So the thing that has to be done not to get stuck is to learn to sit and observe your thoughts so there’s an understanding of why one is attractive to certain thoughts and how they affect your life. It’s not about resisting the thoughts, because of their attractiveness they’re already there. But it is about learning to observe a thought so it can be recognized for what it truly is; a thought. No more nothing less, that is unless you’re attracted to it and get stuck which will unfortunately block you from your own inner essence and make you spiritually dead.