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.