Stagnation is one of those places that the ego loves. I hate stagnation of the purposeful kind. The kind where one knows better, knows on some level that one should be more generous, more loving, more understanding, more giving, more intelligent than one is in that moment but chooses not to. Because what You essentially chose in that moment was the ego. Whenever you think you're avoiding pain you're really not. You are actually on the path to more pain. You are obsessed with yourself.