Monday, March 9, 2020

Let It Go



Fear, anxiety, things that take us out of our comfort zones.  For some people it’s easy to say let it go and move on.  Yet for most of us, safety comes first and that comfort zone feels good.  I’m the kind of person who knows that there is no “box”, no box of the status quo, and still my primitive mind says “stay safe and stay in the confines of my imaginary box”.  Well, I just conquered one of the invisible boxes!  

Being a new dog owner, I’ve relied upon my parenting skill set with our dog.  This has worked pretty well, yet, of course she’s a dog and can’t understand everything a human would like them to do.  However, she’s pretty darn smart and compassionate too.  Having been off the leash now for a couple of days, I just now felt enough courage to let my fear go, and take her outside without the leash on my own.  She performed very well with just me out there with her.  And after about twenty minutes, I received congratulatory praise for my courage.  

You may or may not understand how important this great feat is for me.  Small accomplishments like a baby taking their first steps, to a big step of me not using the leash outside.  There’s so much more comfort now. We should have an understanding that many comfort zones are most likely illusions wrapped in fear.  True tranquility is knowing that we can all take different levels of challenges out of our comfort zones, and make huge leaps forward. So have fun knowing there is no box.  Let go of the fear, and leap into those courageous comfort zones of achievement.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

A Balance of Nature



February came and went like a silent storm for me.  It’s been a mild winter, yet the weather put pressure on the usual winter of “not feeling good” when my head is all stuffed up and I need to focus on my child’s education.  Aside from the weather and not feeling well, I just didn’t have the energy or inspiration to write any thoughts for the Leap Year month.

With the coronavirus amping up, we have to understand that this is a mammal based virus that has been around for a while.  When outbreaks of sickness occur, I believe it is a type of natural disaster like the tornado that devastated Tennessee, hurricanes and earthquakes.  We might want to think about the idea that the balance of life may have tipped too far to one side, and nature is trying to compensate for this imbalance.  It’s never pleasant to accept that a human should perish in undesirable conditions, be it a car accident or a fall or a virus.  


We must not forget that we humans are apart of nature.  Now is a good time to appreciate life, to find the hints of good that come from the fears of the unknown.  We are amazing beings experiencing what life on this planet is like.  Living in fear is not living.  So, please try to experience life with love and hope and gratitude. 

Let It Go

Fear, anxiety, things that take us out of our comfort zones.  For some people it’s easy to say let it go and move on.  Yet for most o...