Comfortably Uncomfortable

I am comfortably uncomfortable in this place of “knowing.”

Listening to the certainty that after a year of stasis, positive change is happening.

Trusting; comfortably uncomfortable resting in trust.

Pressing the pause button so I slowed down.  Uncomfortable as that is.

After stepping into a vortex of pushing beyond what’s healthy for me, hearing the words of lifelong friends truthfully saying to me, “you know your limitations and it’s okay.”

Knowing that it takes a long time to practice acceptance and self-compassion. That each day that I uncomfortably go there, I rewire my active lizard brain, contracted muscles, and tattered soul.

Mindfully taking the time to be active, to rest, to play, to listen, or to just be with no judgment.

I have developed a great amount of patience. I welcome the reality that right now I really do trust that all will be okay, and the season of stasis is coming to an end. And in that trust, while waiting, I am comfortably uncomfortable.

Photo by Marc-Antoine Dépelteau on Unsplash
Thank you for reading my books: If I Could Tell You How It Feels, and Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph      

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alexis Rose
    Mar 10, 2019 @ 08:24:17

    very wise words!

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  2. taurusingemini
    Mar 10, 2019 @ 03:13:11

    We all have these moments we struggle with in our lives, and, we may struggle, to reach that state of balance of mind and being, which is, often, not at all that easy, but, without these struggles we are being put through, we will, NEVER reach our fullest potentials of who we can, and who we are, meant to be!

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  3. thelonelyauthorblog
    Jul 27, 2018 @ 03:01:25

    Thanks

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  4. Alexis Rose
    Jul 27, 2018 @ 03:00:25

    You too Drew.

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  5. thelonelyauthorblog
    Jul 27, 2018 @ 02:39:42

    I believe we spend most of our lives as a work in progress. Be well Alexis.

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  6. Alexis Rose
    Jul 27, 2018 @ 02:07:34

    Thats so true, isn’t it. That gut feeling….although sometimes it takes me a really long time to get there. We’re a work in progress aren’t we?! 😊❤️

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  7. thelonelyauthorblog
    Jul 26, 2018 @ 18:21:14

    Gorgeous write. We must learn to trust ourselves.

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  8. Alexis Rose
    Jul 26, 2018 @ 14:31:09

    💞

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  9. Ooi Zao May
    Jul 26, 2018 @ 14:02:53

    Take care💕. A little step at a time, don’t stress yourself too much. You will surely get better someday.💪

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  10. Peaceful Journey
    Jul 24, 2018 @ 23:26:47

    Discomfort signals something unnatural has occurred. It means move forward, you can’t stay here, but in the meantime, it’s necessary.

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  11. Wendy
    Jul 24, 2018 @ 06:59:12

    You’re very welcome x

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  12. Alexis Rose
    Jul 22, 2018 @ 22:04:45

    I so agree! We have to listen to that discomfort and take those leaps of faith. Thank You!

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  13. Wendy
    Jul 22, 2018 @ 22:00:38

    Thank you Alexis… I’ve learned with age that life works in mysterious ways to push us out of our comfort zone and the times I feel most discomfort are often the real life changing moments. A great post!

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  14. Alexis Rose
    Jul 22, 2018 @ 21:57:40

    Thank you for sharing Wendy. Thats really cool that you feel that sense of excitement. 😊

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  15. Wendy
    Jul 22, 2018 @ 21:48:13

    I’m at a stage in life where I start to feel a sense of excitement when I feel uncomfortable.. I know it’s leading me to a new path. A lovely post and a great reminder – thank you!

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  16. Alexis Rose
    Jul 22, 2018 @ 19:58:24

    Wow, I love those words. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with me. 💐💞

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  17. neilsonanita
    Jul 22, 2018 @ 15:53:00

    Well done Alexis for all the compassionate self analysis you are undertaking. It’s difficult! St Francis said “It is in dying to the self (the ego or pseudo soul) that we are born to eternal life.)” Keep on keeping on!

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  18. emergingfromthedarknight
    Jul 22, 2018 @ 01:51:04

    Me too Alexis I really value you and all you share 💖💖

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  19. Positively Alyssa
    Jul 21, 2018 @ 16:14:19

    I could not agree with you more Alexis! I think even though the roads of life do get bump, you will always handle those roads with nothing but grace and determination! I am also so glad we have had the chance to connect. You are an amazing person!!

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  20. Alexis Rose
    Jul 21, 2018 @ 14:37:22

    I love this deep knowing that you have of lessons of the fire. Either burn clean or learn lessons. Just so wonderfully introspective. Thank you for all you write and for your support. Glad we are on this healing path together. 💞

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  21. emergingfromthedarknight
    Jul 21, 2018 @ 04:40:58

    Its such a powerful practice to sit with our anxiety and learn from it. It can literally feel to me as though at times I am burning up but when that happens I know I am meant to be in that fire in order to burn clean or learn lessons. It also strikes me that as we are now midway between a Solar Eclipse (New Moon) and Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon) this is what is occurring personally and collectively. Great post Alexis.

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  22. Alexis Rose
    Jul 21, 2018 @ 03:56:45

    Thank You Alyssa. I feel like as long as I stay open to the possibilities that may come it will be okay. The path is always bumpy and not very linear is it, but we keep moving forward dont we. You are an awesome person Alyssa and Im so glad we’ve connected my friend. 💞

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  23. Alexis Rose
    Jul 21, 2018 @ 03:44:30

    Gina you always get it don’t you my friend. Sending hugs and love to you everyday. 💞

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  24. Positively Alyssa
    Jul 21, 2018 @ 03:29:41

    Alexis this was an amazing post that I truly felt! Being comfortably uncomfortable is a special place to be and takes SO much time to get there. You have brought so much to ease my mind with your writing. You are pretty incredible Alexis and I do hope the road becomes easier and clearer for you very soon!

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  25. Singledust
    Jul 20, 2018 @ 23:05:10

    “practice acceptance and self-compassion” – I hear you my friend. it’s a struggle to not just love our selves but like ourselves. one step one day, uncomfortably but we get there, we will. telling myself it’s ok to not be alright on some days and then start all over again. sending hugs to you dear Alexis.

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  26. Alexis Rose
    Jul 20, 2018 @ 16:32:56

    Thank You so, so much for that feedback. You know hearing you say that really helps me anchor too. It eases that alone feeling. 😊💞

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  27. easetheride
    Jul 20, 2018 @ 15:38:56

    This really speaks to me. I’m in that waiting-place right now and it’s so scary. Your writing is like an anchor, grounding me back to a place of calm and reminding me of my own strength. Thank you.

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  28. velmadunkin
    Jul 20, 2018 @ 15:11:13

    You’re welcome ❤️

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  29. Alexis Rose
    Jul 20, 2018 @ 14:45:36

    Thank You!! ❤️

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  30. Alexis Rose
    Jul 20, 2018 @ 14:45:06

    Thank You Nicole 😊

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  31. velmadunkin
    Jul 20, 2018 @ 14:27:53

    Reblogged this on fiercefabulousfunny and commented:
    Yes!!! I’m living in the waiting-place and contentedly feeling comfortably uncomfortable.

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  32. nicolecorradoart
    Jul 20, 2018 @ 14:21:52

    Reblogged this on Art by Nicole Corrado.

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  33. Alexis Rose
    Jul 20, 2018 @ 13:38:54

    Thank you, Miriam. 🙂 I believe the path becomes clearer and then gets murkier each time we go through a growth spurt.

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  34. Miriam
    Jul 20, 2018 @ 13:27:59

    It takes time to get to that place where we’re comfortably uncomfortable. Hope things smooth out and the path becomes clearer. 💕

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