So I’ve come to realize that there is 2 different types of living…
Becoming comfortable in the uncomfortable. Necessary for growth, at least consistent growth 😉
Wow. Life and growth is really all about comfort zones. None of us inherently want to feel uncomfortable, yet yearn for growth. Evolution. Progress. We say we want certain things in our lives, and all dream of course. But in order to get these things and go these places, we have to make ourselves uncomfortable. Do things we wouldn’t normally do – or else we would already be doing those things! And in order to do the next thing above that or cooler or farther than that… We have to step up yet another level and out another boundary or layer.. Of this so-called “comfort zone”.
This why we admire those who do this. Who face the new challenges head on. Who invite unfamiliarity. Who embrace change. Who become “comfortable, in the uncomfortable”. Sucks. Cause I just wanna an “easy life” sometimes. But I know now… That if I want a life I love, and a life of living the dreams I dream… That I am going to have to do things that I wouldn’t normally do.
Crazy. What’s your choice? Sometimes I feel like just Chillin. Hangin out. Stop “growing” for a little bit. “Take a break” and just simmer, chill out in neutral for a bit 😉 (I guess that’s what the weekends are for 😉
And no judgment either way for others, as well as myself. No wonder people hesitate with things like Landmark, and other personal development workshops, speakers, etc. It forces us to see and face and do things about the stuff we’ve been pushing away, hiding from, resisting – all of which is opportunity to grow. All of which are gifts just waiting for us to face and honor… But, this will cause “discomfort”.
Wow. We’re all walking around flirting within this context everyday. Crazy. With our relationships, career, health, and anything that matters to us.
There’s really 2 types of people, or 2 ways of living. Grow, or not grow. It’s inherent as organisms that we evolve. Stagnant or moving. Floating or swimming. Not saying one is better than the other, but the results are now obvious to me. Crap, I kinda liked floating 😉
And, there’s of course – “sitting on the fence”, where you don’t make a choice about either. This is almost worse than the first 2 😉
But… Here’s another thought:
Do we have to be “uncomfortable” in the newness of the challenges we accept? Or can we become at peace, and in a state of fascination during these times. Can we look at these new experiences as amazing, and exciting, and refreshing, and providing us with an aliveness that we’ve never felt..? 🙂
Well, this is presently what I’m working on everyday, given the quest for my personal development this last year as I have quit my job as a teacher and decided to follow my dream of travelling the world as a musician.
Each day brings me things I’ve never experienced before. Each day brings discomfort. But each day, I get better at learning how to live in a state of peace, excitement, and fascination with life.. Walking a tight rope with a smile on my face 🙂