Comfort Zone

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. So if you’re feeling uncomfortable right now, know that the change taking place in your life is a beginning, not an ending. – Neale Donald Walsch


The purpose

I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, “You are my servant”; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41: 9-10

I came across this Bible passage while trying to find some quotes to comfort a grieving friend.

Lately in my life, I have been sensing a theme. A theme of who am I, and what is my purpose. This theme seems to be re-occurring through various Facebook pages I follow, as well, it seems, in life itself.

In Isaiah 41, God says, “I have chosen you and have not rejected you.” We are here for a reason. Each person who crosses your path was placed there for a reason. The reason could be trivial, or the reason could have a huge impact on either your life, or theirs.

I believe there are angels sent here from beyond our realm to guide us down our chosen path. We are all closely connected with one another. Have you ever noticed when you think of someone you haven’t spoken to for awhile and suddenly your phone rings and it’s that person.

Another friend of mine recently posted this,

“That a hunch is angel talk, and probably should not be ignored.
Listen to your hunches, pay attention to your intuition, do not dismiss your random thoughts, inspirations or ideas. Heaven talks in snippets, not in speeches. Angels whisper fast. They have to when flying around…
Honor your hints from heaven. They could be giving you the best advice you ever had.” – Neale Donald Walsch

I have had many hunches, and when I choose to listen to them, great things have occurred. Sometimes these hunches can be strong feelings, and sometimes they were faint whisperings, where only those who pause to listen can hear.

Another great story to get your mind pondering existence, is The Egg by Andy Weir.

As an aside, to my dear friend who posted these last two quotes on her Facebook page, I thank you.

Life is mysterious. Life is grand. Life is wonderful. Know you are not alone in your journey. There are always guides around should you choose to seek them.


Wake up and take charge

There are times in life where it is easy to descend the downward spiral. Down, down, down into the depths of hell. It is easy to pick up on the pitty party vibe. To sit and wallow away in our sorrows.


I’m using vulgar tones as that is the way I feel deep down inside. It is time to take charge of your own life. YOU and only you are the creator of your life. You are the one who can change things.

So you’re waiting to remediate your home. What are you actually doing? Is insurance helping you, or government assistance? No? Can you afford to hire a contractor? No? So what are you doing? Instead of sitting complaining, why not figure out what you can do for yourself. Your mommy ain’t gonna spoon feed you anymore. It’s time to pull up those granny panties and do something yourself. Why not put together a work crew of your friends and family to help rebuild your house? Why not contact one of the many volunteer groups and let them know help is still needed?

People feel sadden by the state of our town. It is time to pull up our socks and help each other out. If no one else is going to help, why can we not rebuild our town together?

Enough flood rant. What about those folks who complain their lives are not how they imagined? Or they want to loose weight? Or you want to make some kind of change?

It is up to you! You are your life creator! Stop staring at the closed door and look for the better one that opened next to it!

I’ve been reading Neale Donald Walsch’s book, What God Said. In his book he talks about

…change the words “I hope” to the words “I feel very sure” or even ” I have faith” that all will occur in perfect order…as you slowly eliminate “I hope” from your vocabulary, switch from “I feel sure” or “I have faith” to “I know.”

I know our town is going to survive. I know I can loose weight. I know I can change my life.

It may take time. Yet I’m in control here!