Challenges spark exploration into places we would not normally venture.
“I open my consciousness to the expansion of life. There is plenty of space for me to grow and change.”
It’s important to purposely and mindfully enter into new experiences. The willingness to explore the unknown opens limitless realms of possibility. The idea of comfort or “this is the way I’ve always done things” may seem safe; however, it easily transforms into rigidity. The soul seeks to expand.
“As much as we deny it, we still believe we’re supposed to be perfect. Our ongoing anxiety and sense in inadequacy testify eloquently to this unexamined truth. In spiritual practice, this trap takes the form of making one attempt after another to measure up to some ideal of how a spiritual practitioner is supposed to be – more calm, loving, wise, or simply more together. Yet becoming truly calm and loving requires that we first see clearly the extent we still punish ourselves by clinging to ideals of perfection.”
Perceived failure, embarrassment, obstacles and challenges often allow us to strengthen the lessor used facets of our personality. They force us to pivot into unexplored territory. And yes, this can be uncomfortable. It’s important to remember that your soul knows exactly what it is doing and facing your fears will allow you to emerge transformed.
Today my intention is to walk forward in faith. I am right where I need to be and there is always something new to learn.