MKE Week 22 – Comfort Zone Control
The last few weeks of the Master Key Experience are definitely powerful with interesting insights. It’s during this time that the real push regarding self-directed thinking begins. Part of the push involves the comfort zone and who is controlling it.
It’s no secret that every day choices are faced, but when taking the time to slow down and observe these choices an interesting interconnection is seen. Every choice that each of us faces involves the comfort zone. Simply put are we going to stay with what is comfortable or step out into the unknown. It was interesting this week discovering how the normally negative components of the comfort zone can be utilized to our advantage.
Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless.
One of the components of the comfort zone society uses is fear. Looking back at first learning to swim or to ride a bike what was typically the biggest obstacle? Fear. There was fear of the water and not being able to stay afloat. There was fear of losing balance and falling. Fears that as children we overcome because we don’t let it overtake us by making a choice to keep at it, to persist until we succeed.
Yet as we move into adulthood many times we allow the cement of fear to build up. Maybe we don’t ask someone to the big dance out of fear of rejection. Or we don’t apply for a job out of fear of not being qualified. Or we don’t pursue a career change or what our heart desires because that what-if component of fear sets in. All negative aspects of fear.
On the flip side using fear as a tool might involve applying for that job knowing that one’s talents and intangibles are good enough. Choosing to pursue the lifelong dream knowing that trying is better than having regret. Making phone calls to garner support for an endeavor or to grow a business, realizing that a “no” today is the stepping stone to that “yes” tomorrow.
Another of the comfort zone that society uses as a negatives that can actually be utilized as a tool is anger. How often do you get angry at others or perhaps yourself for something that happens, for how a situation turns out?
Personally I’ve found that if it’s not every day it’s multiple times a week. And being a “white” on the Color Code I find that many times I’ve held it in until I reached the so-called boiling point. And then once that anger is expressed how often does it result in beating up oneself for how we reacted to the situation. Just more and more spent piling on, some of it self-inflicted and some of it the result of how we’ve been trained over the years.
Anger is one of those powerful negative energies, so imagine if it was channeled positively. What if each time we got angry about something that anger was channeled towards completing an action that advances an aspect of an identified definite major purpose in one’s life. Consider the impact if one took the time to think before reacting and applied one of the 7 Laws of the Mind.
Comfort Zone Control
When it comes to the comfort zone, it ultimately comes down to deciding who should be in charge of controlling it. Should I be controlling it by embracing change, by choosing to pursue my bliss, by living the life I want? Or am I letting it control me by my choosing to only do what’s comfortable, to stay in the river of dreams, to think and act only how society says to?
For me the answer is the former. After two years on the journey known as the Master Key Experience I may not fully be there but I’m much closer.
Around the Horn Week 22
This spectacular journey comes around once a year in the fall. Ready to discover more about this courageous adventure?