A Little Discomfort is Healthy

Without a little discomfort, growth won’t happen.

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Life is impermanent

The more I study Buddhism and humanism, the more I don’t just see this notion, but really feel it. Life is impermanent. Even the most lasting things don’t last.

Discomfort sparks action

Back to my earlier metaphor. There you are, comfy in bed, and you develop an itch. You don’t want to move, but you need to scratch it. Your mouth is dry, and you need to reach for the glass of water you keep on the nightstand. The discomfort of your full bladder forces you up and out of the cozy bed and off to the bathroom.

Why can’t we just be comfortable?

Because change is inevitable. It is constant and it is always happening. The sun may rise and set every day, but the time of that rising and setting changes ever-so-slightly. Air temperature shifts sometimes a little and other times drastically. Nature changes.

Influencing growth and change

You are empowered to control yourself. You may have limited influence on how your hair and nails grow, but you can choose how to trim both.

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I am a practitioner of mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to inspire, open minds, & entertain. http://www.mjblehart.com

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