“Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”
I’m not sure I’m ready to embrace this idea yet, only because I am still making excuses for not doing it. My primary excuse is financial. I do have responsibilities and I also fear the resistance of others. All this is only excuses that show me my desire isn’t strong enough. I’m not committed to this idea, yet.
My sister-in-law left her comfortable, but non-stimulating job about two years ago, because she felt she was no longer growing as a person. She gave up all the security and comfort to go on a life quest. She’s been on many spiritual journeys to Bali, Machu Pichu, and recently the jungles of Peru. Her adventures, as she describes them are hard work and a great emotional purging and awakening. I’m deeply envious and excited at the same time. I’d love to do these things, but all my excuses flood my thoughts and I simple resign myself to not thinking about them. Then I feel stuck.
Don’t get me wrong, other thoughts and feelings come join as well. One of my inner-voices reminds me to be grateful for all I have. Another reminds me that wanting what others have isn’t the path to inner peace, which is what I believe I really want. I can and am doing hard work on myself from where I am. Sure, I could do more, and when the time is right , when the student is ready, the teacher will come…