I recently had a conversation with someone who is experiencing turmoil in his life. Having a curious nature about me I asked what kept him in his uncomfortable situation. His response, “It’s comfortable and at least I know what’s going on, if I change I won’t know won’t what to expect.”
We have this fallacy of “being comfortable”. Perhaps the idea of being comfortable alters our perception of life.
- · Life isn’t working the way we want it, we say, “life sucks!”
- · Our health is compromised – we blame it on _____ (kids, work, animals, etc.)
- · Relationships aren’t what we expected – it’s the other person’s fault
- · Our job isn’t great anymore? – just too much stress …
- · Opportunities are passed to the other person – we’re mad
Being comfortable with a menu of knowing is routine which includes blame, avoiding risk... and like clockwork, our mind reiterates the same thoughts, day after day.
One thing is certain, when we hangout with this thinking, we find friends with similar viewpoints and miss the opportunity of fresh ideas and the courage to challenge our thoughts.
Scary as situations can be, by taking baby steps we can manage the unexpected; it takes faith, believing in the process and in ourselves. It’s a choice.
To you living your best life!
Ponderings... Food for the Soul (c)