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Living in the Comfort Zone

February 9, 2013 Leave a comment

 It’s been some time since I sat down to write. And, lately I’ve come to miss it for a variety of reasons so I’ve decided that it’s time to start again.

I’ve spent the better part of this morning re-reading my previous blog posts (if you are new to this blog I’d suggest you start at the beginning, if you’ve been with me since the start, a refresher might be a good idea). It was interesting to say the least. There’s nothing like hearing the truth, acknowledging it as truth and then realising it is in your own words. Now, how do you argue with that? I could, but really what’s the point? Has the truth changed, not likely.

In the last nearly 2 years I’ve landed a good job, moved to another house and things are going pretty good on the surface. However my “sempiternal” journey hasn’t really progressed too much. It so easy to become complacent and make excuses to stay in the situation(s) that we currently find ourselves in. And, as I read my previous posts I was pretty disappointed at how I’ve allowed myself to fall back into the rut. Not the same rut, but a rut none-the-less.

It’s kind of ironic, as I sit here contemplating my posts, I can’t help but think of a conversation I had with a friend the other night. He’s in a situation where he needs to make a decision, he knows what needs to be done, but is waiting for the “perfect time” and in his case that doesn’t exist, the time is now. It’s so frustrating, the answer is there he just needs to step out and do it. Easier said than done when you’re on the outside looking in.

I recently made the decision that I was going to get into shape. I had lost a significant amount of weight a few years ago and felt really good about myself, but eventually let things go and put the weight back on. I kept making excuses or putting off exercising for all the typical reasons. The truth is, I was just lazy and didn’t want to change bad enough. If you’ve ever worked out and done any kind of physical labour in your life you know that those first few days are the worst. It hurts to walk, it hurts to sneeze, your body just plain hurts! But it’s a good hurt because you know that you’ve done something that will improve your overall well-being.

So, the question needs to be asked, “What am I going to do about it?” I wish I had an answer to that right now, but I don’t. I wonder, am I just waiting for the perfect time that is never going to come. Am I just making excuses for my complacency because it is easier to stay in the current situation than to make a change. After all it’s human nature right. Change is never easy, right.

This video has been one of my motivations to workout. It may not all pertain to my spiritual journey, but there is some food for thought here.