A comfort zone is just like a used baby blankie, its warm and familiar but also a little worse for wear.
You know where you are right now isn’t where you want to stay and the results you are seeing in your life is far from what you want, however stepping outside of your comfort zone riddles you with fear and panic.
One part of you really wants to move forward and build a better life for yourself and your family but another part is telling you – no, no lets just stay here, its safe here, we can’t get hurt here. Sound familiar?
Whilst your comfort zone is warm and cozy and definitely safe and what you are used to, it isn’t going to bring you closer to your dream life. Now when I talk about a dream life, its not the whole idea of a big boat, new house, new car, millions of dollars – although that would be nice. I am talking about that feeling of peace and calm and true love of yourself and where you are in your life.
For me that feeling of true inner calm and peace is worth so much more than any amount of money or material item I could acquire. But I knew to find that I had to wade through some mud to get there and of course that involved stepping way outside of my comfort zone.
When you think about stepping outside of your comfort zone, memes may come to mind, like climbing a big mountain, starting a new endeavour or going on a big adventure. There is something so much bigger than any of those ideas and that is looking inside and starting to find your way through the mud just like a lotus flower.
The Lotus Flower is a sign of detachment, a true sign of letting go of what is no longer serving you.
A lotus flower grows through the mud and still blossoms with beautiful flowers, as it grows water beads off the petals, letting go of what it no longer needs.
I was talking to my 16 year old daughter the other day about the importance of letting go and not holding onto the old her. Recently she has been weaning off one of her epilepsy medications and with that, she has started to feel different.
She is experiencing more energy, a clearer mind and has become very talkative. Her first response was to want to feel like she did before as that is what she was used to, that was her comfort zone.
Even though to an outsider that wouldn’t make any sense, why wouldn’t she want more energy, a clearer mind and to feel happier. Well like the baby blankie that is a little worse for wear, it is familiar even though its not necessarily in her best interests.
So as you can see our comfort zones are not always good for us, at one time or another maybe they were, but a time comes where it is time to let go, embrace the fear and move forward.
Are you ready to step outside of your comfort zone?
I offer in-person and online 30 minute sessions to support you to conquer your fear and leave the comfort of your familiarity. You can book your session here……www.nicoleivens.com/services