Posts Tagged ‘comfort zone’

Where Life Begins

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Life begins at the end of your Comfort Zone.    Neale Donald Walsch

What Was This Dream Trying to Tell Me?

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

I know I had a good sleep last night because I was rested enough to be ending a dream as I woke this morning. The dream however was unsettling.

I was at a stop sign trying to enter a busy highway in a car that was unfamiliar to  me. I was attempting to make a left turn though not completely sure that left was the right way to go. I kept thinking maybe I should I go right so I don’t have to cross two lanes of traffic but decided to stick with the left turn so stayed put.

The seconds that ticked by were now turning into minutes. I sensed tension coming from the motorists behind me.

Just when it looked safe to go in one direction there was a speeding car coming from the other. I decided to turn right after all but as I started to shift into reverse I remembered I was in a different car and peered down at the gear stick. Sure enough, reverse was located between drive 1 and 2, weird I thought.

I continued to wait to go left because the line of cars behind me was getting longer and also didn’t want to take a chance that there would somehow be a malfunction as I shifted into reverse.

After what seemed like an eternity there was an opening and I decided to take it.  Just as I accelerated  a semi was coming from the left.

I woke up.

So what was that about? Why this dream on this morning?

Can’t be sure but I think it had something to do with fear. Fear as I attempt to take a step forward out of my comfort zone. Fear that somehow I’m not ready to venture out, that it would be better to stay where I’m safe, secure, grounded.

Maybe this dream is proof that I’m not ready and should wait before I take a leap. I did after all wake because a semi was coming as I was making a left turn.

I’ll let you know.

I’m waiting on a dream interpretation.

How Do You Know Things?

Monday, October 4th, 2010

How do you know what the right thing is for you to do?

What system do you use?

Do you feel the right thing in your gut? Do you hear it through conversations you have with others? Or do you hear it as a whisper upon awakening from sleep or when you’re in a relaxed state of mind?

Do you have a vision?

Do you get a hunch?

Once you know, what do you do with what you know?

Do you ponder, reflect, or do you act?

It can take me a good long while to know what the best thing is for me to do in a particular situation and once I know I usually give myself some time to savor the sense of relief I feel. I think yes! I get it–finally. My course becomes clear and I move forward.

This doesn’t mean from that point on it’s all smooth sailing but rather I know to stay the course because through all my deliberating I’ve determined the path I want to take.

So once you know, do you move forward with confidence? Do you trust what you know or do you second guess yourself?

Sometimes the easiest path which is more often than not the one with the least resistance, seems like the logical one to take.

But why? Why is easier thought to be better?

Is it because easy doesn’t require that we do harder things? Harder things sometimes make us uncomfortable because we get outside our comfort zone. Harder things are sometimes unsettling because other people in our lives don’t like it especially if these harder things disrupt the way they do things.

The only way we can know our best course of action in anything is to continue working toward resolution. We must challenge ourselves to understand what we don’t by seeking answers which we get by asking questions.

But what if solving a problem isn’t convenient or the timing is off, or there is too much going on at the present time. What happens to the thing we need to figure out?

If you choose to put your question, problem, dilemma on the back burner it’s pretty much a guarantee that the question will stay there with the flame hovering on low until something happens that causes it to ignite. When that happens the thing moves from the back burner to the front. Now you risk getting burned and once burned it’s so much more difficult to heal. In fact sometimes you can become burned to the point where your old self is beyond recognition.

So, how do you know things or perhaps the better question: When you know things do you act or do you push what you know back on the farthest burner until the flame ignites and immediate action is required?