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There lies more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
-- Tennyson
 

 

Friday, August 29, 2008

Balancing comfort

Being comfortable can be nice and pleasant. Yet too much comfort can softly and steadily erode your sense of purpose and even your most treasured dreams.

Being too attached to comfort can prevent you from venturing forth and fulfilling your best possibilities. In order to maintain your level of comfort, you may well be tempted to compromise the values you hold dear.

Enjoy the comfort that you have attained, while being careful not to let that comfort become a prison. As nice as comfort can be, so much of life’s richness lies outside the boundaries of your comfort zone.

As with most things in life, comfort is best when it is experienced in moderation and balance. Even comfort loses its desirability when it is the only thing you ever experience.

Enjoy and be truly thankful for the comforts in your life. At the same time, balance those comforts with real and demanding challenges.

Maintain a comfortable place in your world from which you can regularly emerge to take on the risks and challenges that will add so much richness to life. Outside your comfort zone, there are always new dreams waiting to be lived.

— Ralph Marston

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