“I’ve never been one to be interested in comfort. I figured if it was comfortable it was too easy, which meant that it wasn’t a challenge and not something that I needed to waste my time on. At the same time, I also thought that the only way to be recognized in life was by being punished with constant discomfort and loss, and that was the only reality that I deserved.
As Katie and I began our discussions, I began to see the importance of comfort and how if I want others to be comfortable (which I always have), then I need to be comfortable as well. But I also realized that I was completely wrong in my assessment of it; that not only was I wrong about it being something that weak people pursue but also something that I didn’t deserve. Comfort is strength. Everyone deserves it including me. It’s a form of love that brings everyone together in a warm sense of unity. We all desire it and we all also desire it for each other. And when it is allowed to be given to yourself, a kind of freedom and strength come to the foreground that are beyond explanation.
Since experiencing a life without comfort I can say now how impactful it has been for me to give up my pride and fear and to let myself feel at ease and comforted. It has changed my outlook on this life and how reality really can be kind, if I’m willing to let it be. Thank you Katie for helping me to see this new aspect to life that I had disregarded so determinedly but that is 100% necessary for growth and freedom.
~ Christa A.