How do you grow?
In February 2005 George O’Kelley taught me “Nothing changes if nothing changes.” Mostly I focused this outward viewing others and their actions but recently realized my lack of change.
My comfort zone has been reading the same types of books. Really I had not realized the depth of things until I read The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. I have changed and grown mightily through reading yet now realize I have really not achieved escape velocity.
Has my growth been stymied? Have I been comfortable in my learning/growth and perhaps even proud?
Like in an old movie fight scene; my head was rocked. I was accepting the status quo by doing what I had always done. My comfort zone evaporated. Would I patch it up and continue the status quo? Afraid not.
Walking outside my comfort zone bears out the the truth Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. proclaimed; “Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.”
I am stretching.