Can You Leave Your Comfort Zone?

Comfort zones are both comforting, and comfortable. It is within our comfort zones that we know what to expect. They are familiarity, they are the known. A comfort zone is like a luxurious down blanket, soothing and warming. Nobody likes to step out of their comfort zones. The unknown is outside of them, and the unknown can be intimidating, scary, unexpected, and downright terrifying.

So it should come as no surprise that the only way to truly grow in this life is to step outside of our comfort zones. The question is, what do you expect when you step out of the zone? Do you expect to face awful, difficult, hard-to-win challenges…or do you expect to face delightful, manageable, winnable adventures? Either way, since the future is not yet written, the choice is yours. You can expect stepping out of your comfort zone to be positive or negative. Either way, you get to choose. Do you expect it to be really scary and arduous, or very promising and freeing? Are you expecting it to be a good experience or a bad one?

Consciousness creates reality. Expect negativity, as chances are you will have a negative experience with this. But on the other side of the same coin, expect positivity, and the chances are you will have a positive experience with this. This really is a choice. When we work to leave our comfort zone, we get to decide how it will be. When we let our fears and concerns dominate the action, we can turn it into a very uncomfortable experience. But if we see it as something new and an opportunity to learn and grow, we could turn it into a magical happening instead.

It a choice. You and you alone choose it.

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Leaving your comfort zones is both easy and not easy

It takes a certain amount of courage to leave our comfort zones. Even when that which is familiar, and as such comfortable, is not all that we would desire, moving past is challenging. What if this will take me somewhere worse? If I give up the familiar, what if the new is not what I truly desire? Will this help me grow, or is this just a pipe dream? What if?

That’s the scariest question of them all. What if? There are so many possible “what if” questions. The answers range from minor to major, subtle to drastic, godawful to incredible, and everything in between. The thing is if you ask too many “what if” questions, you will never leave your comfort zones. If we do not leave our comfort zones, we pretty majorly limit the possibilities for the experiences we can and will have in this lifetime.

You are capable of amazing things. Sometimes, leaving our comfort zones to find that seems particularly challenging. But you can do it. I believe that you are worthy and deserving of amazing possibilities.

Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action.

Knowing that we can see leaving our comfort zones as either good or bad, we can decide if we want to take a negative or a positive approach. When we move out of the zone with excitement and passion and desire for growth and change, ultimately we empower ourselves.

When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

It is my hope these messages might help spread positive energies for everyone. Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.


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MJ Blehart


I am a writer, editor, blogger, 3rd degree Reiki practitioner, and 21st century Philosopher. I believe that consciousness creates reality,…

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