“If you want to learn about the world, get out in it” ~Mae (a fabulous 4th grader)
How do you define ‘comfort zone’? By definition, it’s the place where “you feel comfortable and your abilities are not being tested.” Also, the place where “you don’t have to do anything new or different.” We’ve all heard the urge to get out of your comfort zone. But what does that really mean?
I have been spending the month with some incredible women who stepped waaaayyy out of their comfort zones. 8 of us packed our bags, made all the arrangements and flew 3000 miles. We have struggled through long and intense days of learning and self inquiry. Shared stories, poke bowls, jellyfish stings, and tears. And the results of stepping out of our comfort zones? We are changed, and we are changing the world.
We have learned that the world needs not only more yoga, but more heart hugs, more eye contact, better listeners, and less screen time. Our devices have become our comfort zones. Through the pandemic, we all became even more connected to our four-inch screens, and less connected to each other.
We need to look up once in awhile and be out in the real world.