Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Comfort Zones

Everyone has their comfort zones and a large part of our will, subconscious or not, goes towards remaining in these comfort zones. It is directly related to fear – stay in my comfort zone and I avoid fear. Simple concept right? Except that comfort zones are pretty small places when you compare it to the area beyond the confines of your courage. You could liken it to a piece of property with a fence around it. Outside the fence is a scary world.

I realised that the best way to deal with comfort zones, is to be constantly trying to expand upon them. Imagine the fenced off property, but then you expand it to a whole city, a whole country, the whole world or universe. Imagine if your comfort zone shared the same boundaries as your imagination. No matter what predicament you are in, whatever part of the world, you would be free from fear – or at least not bound by it.

But facing a fear is a scary prospect by definition. But I believe there is a loop hole in the system. Basically you expand your comfort zone so that the idea of facing a fear is within your comfort zone and from there you can grow exponentially. I, myself, am by no means at this point. I write this as much for myself as anyone else, but it is a state of mind I would like to maintain one day.

- Eden (while listening to Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd)

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5 comments:

  1. Yeah I agree. Just the other day I was driving from Pennant Hills to Cammeray, and noticed that the journey and surroundings were now my comfort zone. My physical comfort zone had expanded because of my decision to move. Non-physical comfort zone expansions are more difficult though; something I look to change every day. For example, when I go to the toilet I try and not use the same urinal/cubicle twice in a row, because maybe my life experience will benefit from different surroundings.

    It's like that Jim Morrison quote:
    "Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free."

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  2. I just realised that pissing in a different toilet IS a physical comfort zone expansion, but you get the idea...

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  3. Thanks man. I was looking for a quote for this one

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  4. el nice work comment giver locoJanuary 27, 2010 at 5:40 PM

    hahah, quote thief.

    nice work eadz, truly, nice work.

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