Where every day brings a new adventure, and new experience to be had. NO, well I have and over the years have tried it a few times only to be dragged back into the same routine doing the same things because it was just to damn hard to do things differently.
Lets face it I like my comfort zones, they are safe and when set up don’t require a lot of time and effort to maintain. Yes they don’t provide the true happiness of soul experiences, but they do provide the safety and security my ego needs, without much disturbance to my daily life.
For anyone who has been following our experience here at Intuitive Travelling you will know that we are endeavoring to live a life that reflects what we feel is our True Nature and Purpose. In doing so, this has led us to many new insights, experiences and a closer connection to the universal bus driver.
For both of us travelling is a way to see and experience new things as well as let a power greater than us direct the show, so we can just turn up on the day and really engage with life.
The interesting thing I have found is that no matter where I am or what I do, I am always tending to either gravitate back to an old comfort zone, or get busy trying to create a new one. Now you might say that because we travel around a lot having different experiences, living a Soul Life would be easy and that’s what I expected, forgetting of course that wherever I go so does my ever loving ego trying to keep me safe and sound.
So it has been my experience that if I don’t intentionally set to do things differently I find myself in a brand new comfort zone with little desire to move on and take the action the ever persistant bus driver is nudging me to take.
You see I love new experiences. Having a direct experience of doing something new is exciting and allows me to really be in touch with life. It also frees me from expectations and judgments that so limit me, and I presume most people, from living and enjoying a life of freedom. My issue is all the effort it takes to do something new. It is so much easier to stick with what I know rather than go for something new. It is really a case for me of “The pain of staying the same has to be Bigger than the perceived pain of change” for me to move, and this is even when I know that by moving I get to experience the real me, my True essence so to speak.
With that said I have been inspired to create myself a challenge for 2012. For me there is nothing like a good challenge and this one has been brewing for sometime, it just took till now to really know what it was and why on earth I would want to do it!
So here is the challenge:
To have a one (or more) new unique experience(s) every day of 2012.
Now just to clarify for those who are interested, an Experience is anything that requires me to do (or be) something, and New means (for it to count) that I have not already done it in 2012, and the further out of whatever comfort zone I have created the better.
Easy you may say, what’s the big deal, well have a think about it!
What new things have you done over the past day, week, year or 10 years even.? At the end will you have had a lifetime of experiences or one year experienced over and again for a lifetime?
If you think it will be easy then give it a go, if you think it will be hard then give it a go, really what have you got to lose, and if you think why bother then only you can answer that, for me I feel it will be challenging and hopefully fun.
Anyway that’s it. I will post my progress on our facebook page here, and when the page is built on the website.
If you do decide to take up the challenge and want to share what you have been up to, feel free to add your comments to the facebook page or website.
I wish all of you a great New Years Eve and an exciting and new 2012, I know ours will be.