Facing Our Fragility

As we transform into someone better, we will feel fragile.  We will feel uncertain and afraid.  We will tell ourselves that the solution to this fragility is to return to who we once were.   This temptation must be resisted.  It will not work anyway.  There is no going back.  There is only forward.  Even in…

Offering Comfort

When we see that someone is vulnerable and in pain, we have a choice to make. We can either choose to ignore them, comfort them, or attack them in their moment of weakness. It may seem obvious which choice will lead to the most good for that person, but life does not always provide us…

Joy And Fear

Joy is what we seek. But, we cannot experience joy if we do not have a sense of safety, security, and comfort in our lives. Fear is the thief of our sense of safety. Fear is the thief of sense of security. Fear is the thief of sense of comfort. Fear is the hinderer of…

Patience As A Choice

We do not always have to know what to do. In fact, sometimes it is better to do nothing than to act in ignorance or in haste. Sometimes, we simply have to wait. While waiting may necessary, patience is a whole other matter altogether. Patience is the decision or the ability to be comfortable while…

The Challenge Of Growth

When things that once challenged us no longer do, we can either choose comfort in routine or growth in new challenges. There is nothing wrong with comfort in itself. We all crave it in some way. After all, growth and progress are not sustainable without some time for rest, recovery, and reflection in our lives….