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Mar. 25th, 2013 @ 08:13 pm Thoughts About the Comfort Zone
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Oh my... An argument for living outside of one's comfort zone the majority of the time. Tho there are exceptional people, and I suspect they live the magic of not having conventional comfort zones.

Imo the means to live outside one's comfort zone is paradoxical. The trick is to not have a fixed comfort zone. The comfort zone becomes a creation zone when it transforms in relation to life's opportunities. 'Uncomfortable' zones are not out to get you. They are unvisited territory waiting to be experienced, acknowledged, and if you choose, claimed for oneself.
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From:redqueenmeg
Date:March 28th, 2013 12:54 pm (UTC)
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I like that idea of not having a fixed comfort zone. But rather than it moving, I like to think it just expands. That as you become comfortable with something, it doesn't necessarily mean you reject something else you used to be comfortable with.
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From:greensh
Date:March 28th, 2013 01:54 pm (UTC)
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Yep! Some key words in my posting were 'it transforms in relation to life's opportunities'. Life's comfort zones are not mutually exclusive. Gaining a new one does not mean leaving an old one. The comfort zone is mutable, moving spacially as well as in size. I agree with you that life should be about expanding horizons instead of changing horizons.

With that said, there are times that comfort zones are dropped. For example, if I have an opportunity to stop an addiction and move into sobriety, than my comfort zone for addiction related events may decrease while my comfort zone to sobriety related events will increase.
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From:redqueenmeg
Date:March 28th, 2013 01:55 pm (UTC)
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That is a good point. I was only thinking of positive experiences; hadn't even considered the negative ones.