Do you like to be all warm and cozy and bundled up? Who doesn’t like feeling taken care of and spoiled and nurtured?
The problem is sometimes we get so cozy that we begin to live on the sidelines. Life is a very un-cozy event. There are cozy aspects to it, but there are also a lot of un-cozy moments, and when we insulate ourselves from life by putting all of this extra around us and protecting ourselves from ever feeling any type of discomfort we miss out on life. We miss out because we’re sitting on the sidelines and not participating. We miss out because growth comes when we experience our feelings fully and experience life fully even those challenging parts. When we become raw and exposed, we grow. It’s part of spiritual development.
When we stay cozy all the time we become more sluggish. We become stagnant. Spiritual growth is a constant process. It’s something that is part of our lives, every moment of it, and to be just nice and cozy keeps us from evolving.
How cozy do you like to be? Do you protect yourself from any kind of pain or discomfort? Do you immediately run to something that sooths you? Soothe yourself, love yourself, and take care of yourself. Then allow yourself to feel. When you allow yourself to feel everything you become more sensitive, and the more sensitive you are the more you pick up on Divine messages and the more you know what’s needed in order for you to grow.
I encourage you to step out of your cozy comfort zone, and live your life fully.
Heather Hans, LCSW, MSW, MBA, CPIC, is a Visionary, Healer & Teacher, and the author of The Heart of Self-Love: How to Radiate with Confidence. It is Heather's firm belief that loving oneself is necessary to have fulfilling relationships and a successful life.