“Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”

By Rumi

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…

What does this quote mean to you?

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