Most of us need to step out of our comfort zone in at least one way. Maybe it is committing to less, complaining less, or consuming less. Most of us also need to do more. Like more movement, more phone calls to grandparents, more compassion for ourselves and strangers.
I feel like life in the comfort zone is akin to the ostrich with its head in the sand. Sure, he is happy and safe and in familiar territory. But is he really? Or is he missing out on the big picture, on the potential of life? What does he risk not gaining by not challenging his surroundings, versus becoming one with them?
I suppose this piggybacks on yesterday's post about perspective. But the key for me is to challenge it all. To push yourself to a place where you can gain new insight into your current state of being. A place to check in. And honestly, to enjoy the instant gratification of pushing yourself to a new place, to seeing it all from a newer, bigger, and brighter vantage point.
I am excited to see where my run will take me tomorrow.