Personal Development / Relationships / Spirituality

21 Day Practice: Days 12-14 – Discomfort zone

monkey with bananaThe last few days have been hard. Really hard.

Certain aspects of my personal and professional life that are entwined (for better or worse) now require change, at a time when the future of my business seems uncertain. I’ve known for some time that these changes need to be made, but resisted because I needed the safety of the familiar (even dysfunctional can feel comfortable) while waiting on a clear sign for the direction I need to take.

I’ve run the gamut of every possible negative emotion possible in the past few days. The Grumpy Monkey has been rioting through the jungle and it’s taking a lot of effort to rein her in.

At times, I’ve been able to slow the riot down and observe my mind at work. When I do, I can see that fear is at the core of these emotions – fear of change, fear of loss, fear of the unknown.

I’ve been avoiding taking action out of fear. But the clear sign that I received (not the one I was expecting or hoping for – surprise, surprise) says I have to take action, make decisions and create a plan to support the direction of my growth.

I’d like to share a quote one of my friends posted on her Facebook wall this morning:

“My path is being revealed. I will proceed without fear.”

Thank you for that. The Grumpy Monkey is sitting now in a tree, munching on a banana, waiting to swing through the trees with trust and ease.

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