Fear of Change and Discomfort

As Thich Nhat Hanh so perfectly said, “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering.  Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”2013-09-11 07.19.57

In many cases people stay stuck in your old routines for no other reason than that these routines are familiar to them.  In other words, they are afraid of change and the unknown.  They may put their dreams and goals off until tomorrow, and they regularly pass on great opportunities simply because they have the potential to lead them out of your comfort zone.

One might hear excuses to justify this procrastination:  “Someday when I have more money,” or “when I’m older,” or the over-abused “I’ll get to it as soon as I have more time.”  This is a vicious cycle that leads to a deeply unsatisfying life – a way of thinking that eventually sends them to their grave with immense regret.  Regret that they didn’t follow your heart.  Regret that they always put everyone else’s needs before your own. (Many mothers do this).  Regret that they didn’t do what they could have done when they had the chance.

Sound advice from Marc and Angel on procrastination and regrets. Something not only to ponder about, but to do something about, today! There is never a better time.

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About Forestwoodfolk

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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3 Responses to Fear of Change and Discomfort

  1. Thank you for the wise words 🙂


  2. Sonel says:

    So true and very wise words. Thanks for sharing. 😀 *hugs*


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