Webster’s Dictionary: Comfort is to give strength and hope to; cheer; a feeling of relief or encouragement; a satisfying or enjoyable experience.
My partner is just home from a 1,000 mile bike ride and camping adventure. As he unloaded his packs, tent and stove from his bicycle he said 3 times that he had not had a shower in 4 days and he felt like his clothing was glued onto his body. He was uncomfortable.
Shower over, clean jeans and T-shirt pulled on and he was ready for some hot food and lots of juice to drink. The last leg of his journey had been 100 miles of rolling hills and beautiful views to home. Climbing into his own bed with a sigh of relief, he savored the comfort of contentment of a challenging adventure completed, of truly being home and in his own spot for a grand night’s rest and refreshment.
IF YOU ARE FEELING COMFORTABLE YOU ARE NOT MAKING CHANGE.
Last night I ate cheese for the first time in 6 weeks. I took the enzymes to attempt to make it okay, but this morning my nose is stuffed, my tongue is coated with pasty goo, and I am bloated and miserable – my fingers are swollen and painful. I am uncomfortable.
My body has been making me uncomfortable for years to tell me I needed to make changes. It takes a long time to make changes and it is important to do one change at a time to see if that makes the correction needed for relief and healing. Sometimes it is complex.
Sometimes we are so seeking comfort that we need assistance. I am finding that if I listen with greater and greater care I can discern what the discomfort is attempting to tell me and then sometimes I need an x-ray or blood test to inform me.
High blood pressure often whispers its presence. One might need a monitor and a regular practice of using the monitor to hear it. After one gets the BP normalized, when the discomfort returns one can learn to hear it quickly – nip it in the bud.
Our bodies are always striving for comfort.
Our mind can play the advocate of mischief and misinformation.
Humans can be trained to believe that the opposite is the truth.
Mythologies abound and they seem so much more fun. Does one need to be distracted until the pain or discomfort can be ignored? Does one need to keep up pretense until the discomfort is screaming out loudly?
Ground Zero is the comfort of being grounded in the truth. Like a warm shower, clean clothing and sleeping in your own bed – “and when you know the truth; the truth will set you free.”
How do you discover your truth? When are you most comfortable? Do you enjoy change or do you resist? Do you most often successfully change when you are in discomfort or when you accept the truth? How do you know it is the truth?
Looking forward to your greatly appreciated comments and the discussion; thank you for sharing.