I was recently a guest on the Radical Self podcast. One of the concepts I teach is how to get uncomfortable and follow the yearning of your soul.
I wanted to use the blog to break down this concept even more. Because here’s the thing, discomfort is essential to you living a life of your dreams, a life aligned to your soul, a deeply fulfilling and meaningful life. As humans we don’t like to feel any sort of discomfort. But what if I told you that there were two paths ~ one is full of discomfort but will lead you to your dreams and the other pathway is cozy and comfortable but won’t lead to your dream. Which path would you take? The truth is most of us will sacrifice the dream to have comfort.
We are never taught this growing up and in school we are actually taught the opposite. We are taught that feeling any emotion is bad, especially feeling uncomfortable and we will do anything, I mean almost anything, to avoid the discomfort. We are trained to follow the norm, take the safe job, take the safe route and so on. Just like our parents want to keep us safe, so does our brain. It’s the job of the brain to keep us safe.
Discomfort involves risk and risk is not safe. Just like growing a business living a soul aligned life takes massive courage and risk. To live and express our truth takes courage and the journey there will be uncomfortable. Be willing to risk it for the possibility and magic available when we start following our soul, our inner guidance, our truth.
“And the day came
when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
On the podcast I share a personal story when I knew I needed things to shift. I was feeling a pull and the call for more. Although at the time I had no idea what that was or what it meant. I just knew I needed to listen to that whisper of my soul. For me that was leaving a job, selling my house and moving to Italy for 12 weeks. On some level I knew I needed to push myself so far out of my comfort zone in order to experience my own essence and truth. I didn’t have language or even the awareness at the time, I just knew on a deep level that I needed to listen and follow.
What I did was rather extreme and I’m not saying that’s what we all need to do. It’s what I needed at the time. Sometimes leaving your own comfort zone can look like not checking your phone for 4 hours, it could be attending a 3 day silent retreat, it could be having a needed but uncomfortable conversation with a loved one.
Discomfort is the doorway to growth, it’s essential. The more you get comfortable with discomfort the more comfortable you will be with feeling uncomfortable. That my friend is when you start living a life that is abundant and fulfilling, full of creativity and magic and will begin to experience a deep sense of purpose.
I’d love to hear from you. What comes up for you with the feeling of being uncomfortable? And I’d love to know, what’s one way you can actually move toward feeling discomfort today, for the purpose of living your dreams?
And here’s the link to the podcast. https://www.daisyjeys.com/blogs/podcast/e30
I’d love for you to listen, there are so many tangible takeaways and my intention is that it inspires YOU to start taking massive action toward living a life that is intentional and impactful. And please feel free to share with a friend, we all grow and move forward together.