I invite you to get comfortable with being uncomfortable...
It is in your greatest areas of discomfort where you grow the most, where you see what you're really made of. Discomfort is where we cry, we sob, we have tears and snot running down our faces and we feel our weakness at our cores. Each day seems like an eternity. The hours seem to have magically been altered so you feel them stretch into what seems like an eternity. Our inner critic's seem to have stock piled Red Bull's and is doing continuous back flips in our heads telling us, "What if I'm wrong? What if I fail? What if people talk about me behind my back? What if the shame never goes away? What if I'm not who I really think I am?"
There are many ways in which we struggle through the discomfort. Now you know some of my personal favorites...To sum it up, it sucks! It's hard, it's painful, and here is also something that I can tell you...it's one of the most beautiful feelings at the same time. The discomfort is also where we feel deeply. The discomfort is where we choose to take a brave and often painful look at reality. Discomfort is where we are stretched to our limits and we feel our deepest strength because there is only one direction we can go from here, and that is forward. It takes tremendous strength, courage, and deep faith to choose to move forward.
Babies are born here. Deep love is grasped here. Grief and cherished memories live here. Getting married is born here. Divorce and new beginnings live here. Failure and success both lives here. Healing broken bones to make them stronger lives here. Staying sober lives here. Having a spiritual awakening lives here. Companies are born here. Inventions are born here. Compassion is often born here. Understanding is born here. War's have ended here. Peace is started here. Greatness is born here. Going for your greatest goals and dreams also, is born here.
You see what you have to remember is that you will someday be on the other side of the discomfort. Time will magically speed up again. The pain will subside, the seemingly unbearable feelings will one day simply not be there. The inner critic will get quieter and instead your intuition or highest self will be saying, "thank God I did this, I'm so proud of myself, and can you imagine if I hadn't taken this leap of faith?" Bathing and eating and normal human function will resume. And...you'll be in a new place...
The magical place of a new beginning and of accomplishment.
You see if we stay in our comfort and never leave it, we will never be truly living. We will be playing small for our entire lives. We will never show up to live in our fullest purpose that we could have. Is it hard to leave our comfort, of course it is! And it is because it is hard that you can cherish it. Cherish the hard work, the determination, the courage, the feelings, and sometimes the sheer stubbornness that it took to do it anyway.
It also get's easier by the way...
The more you get comfortable with being uncomfortable, the shorter it lasts and you even find a sweet joy in it. It is a special secret that you share with the Universe, knowing that through this discomfort, a gift is waiting for you and you are fully alive.
So today, I wish you discomfort as you choose to go for a goal that perhaps you've been putting off, or make a change that you know has to be made. I wish this for you because I know you can do it. I know that we are all made in greatness and can handle more that we ever think we can. I also know that you deserve the joy and reward that comes on the other side of the discomfort. Lastly, I know that you're loved by many who are cheering you on through this scary race we call life. You're greatest support is already with you, holding your hand and reminding you that you can do it. You are amazing, you are worthy, you are beautiful, you are exquisite, you deserve it, you can do it, you are powerful, you are capable, you are smart enough, you are good enough, you are loved...deeply.
Get comfortable with being uncomfortable...
Love, Tabitha :) xoxo
Tabitha enjoys living in Tucson, Arizona with her husband Jared, and her adorable doggies Shadow & Scooby. Stay tuned for Tabitha's upcoming book Serendipity in which she takes us through her time in Africa.