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Zoning Out

 

“Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.”
― Shannon L. Alder

 

Just for a minute, I’d like you to imagine something. Nothing you say or do ultimately matters. Imagine it doesn’t matter to you or anyone else. Now this might seem depressing for a moment where it may feel pretty dark but then somewhere in the murk of futility a light may shine. If nothing we do ultimately matters, then we are truly free to do or try anything. If it doesn’t matter whether or not I sing out in public, I can burst out into song or try Karaoke. I can go mountain climbing or take that risk because win or lose it doesn’t matter.
This freedom that comes from releasing the matter of our lives is incredible. So much of our safety zone is designed around our beliefs of what other people think or need or want or expect from us or what we expect from ourselves. If we drop those preconceptions then the risk factor goes down. We can try new things that we never would have tried and find possible success doing them. Ultimately we may find ourselves having lots of fun in the process. Fun, joy and delight in our lives to me are a few of the things that ultimately matter most.
Blessings, G

 

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Time Melting in a Fractured LandscapeTime Melting in a Fractured Landscape by G A Rosenberg

 

Mind Field 11Mind Field #11 by G A Rosenberg

 

The End of the Known

 

“One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

Where on your map of reality does it say “Here there be Dragons?” What mental guardians do you place to guard your comfort zone so that you avoid straying out of it?
Far too often I use what people think of me or will think of me to keep myself in my place of avoiding risk, of avoiding growth. This remains true despite the fact that time and time again I have demonstrated to myself that I can take risks without risking the ill feelings of others.

It has become a truism that only outside of our comfort zone do we grow with any form of rapidity. Yet we place these fearsome playful pets there anyway. Why? When did trying new things become frightening? As kids we love to explore and many of us lose that somehow. Is it that as we get older we have so much more to lose? Not only in a material sense but in a personal story sense. “I have told myself that this is how things are for years, if I start believing they are another way, then how will I ever be sure about anything?” BINGO!!!! The truth is when it comes right down to it, that we can never be 100% sure tho by a combination of examining new ideas and comparing our old ones against it as well as employing a bit of sense and the wisdom of discernment we may evolve truer understandings of the nature of reality. Of course to do that we have to be willing to open our minds to possibility and yes vanquish some dragons along the way.
Blessings, G

 

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ApproachingApproaching by G A Rosenberg

 

Sun WebSun Web by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 17 2011

Two Timothy Leary quotes tonight:

The universe is an intelligence test”

and

You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind”

      –Timothy Leary

 

Given the picture I made tonight, Timothy Leary seemed a natural choice for the quote (s) to accompany it. Blowing your mind. Thinking outside the box. Going down the rabbit hole. Leaving your comfort zone. All beginnings of a quest that leaves you transformed. Very few people transform their lives doing the same thing day after day (assuming that thing is not spiritual practices such as yoga and meditation and even then as soon as it becomes routine perhaps it should be changed.  I have found that only that which challenges my every day life, which makes it impossible to follow routine can show me something new about myself. Only the thought that makes me uneasy enables me to think in new ways. Usually that is only true if I start looking to understand why it makes me uneasy. What am I resisting? Why is it dangerous? Why is it uncomfortable? The most primitive parts of our brain always tries to connect those two things, Discomfort and Dangerous. I want thoughts that discomfort. I want to learn new things, definitely about myself and always about others, how we relate and how everything relates to everything else.

Namaste,  GAR

 

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Mind Blown by G A Rosenberg

 

Quote of the Day – November 13 2011

“When you have come to the edge of all the light you have
And step into the darkness of the unknown
Believe that one of the two will happen to you
Either you’ll find something solid to stand on
Or you’ll be taught how to fly!”
–Richard Bach

 

Here’s to the growth that can only come when we leave our comfort zone. When we end up with unfamiliar territories where experience doesn’t help and we have to rely on instinct and inner guidance. Namaste.
–GAR

 

 

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Grasping the Time by G A Rosenberg

Element Tile by G A Rosenberg