Sunday, September 14, 2014

Spiritual practice of being uncomfortable


Am I courageous enough to engage in the spiritual practice of being uncomfortable? The only way to widen our threshold of tolerance for the uncomfortable is to dance at its edges, to consciously go to uncomfortable places and stay present. When we risk the unfamiliar, our resilience grows and we become more capable of living life fully.  Patience=hupomone: to stay with whatever is happening, moving toward our fears instead of away from them so that we may experience God's deep presence and peace that will meet us in the midst of life's messiness and uncertainty ...Christine Valters Paintner

1 comment:

Brenda Lee said...

Interesting to consider that staying in the tension of an uncomfortable place can be a spiritual practice. I would like more information about that.