I wish I werePosted: October 29, 2012
Sufficiently content in my life that I wouldn’t wish for anything to be different.
I struggle to remind myself that discontent is not only normal, but an adaptation to normal changes in life, a necessary prerequisite to positive change. A friend once observed that friction makes pearls and pressure creates diamonds. As Peter McWilliams wrote, “Comfort zones are most often expanded through discomfort… Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.”
From Lori Duschene at her excellent blog Tiny Buddha, “When I look back at the most fulfilling parts of my life, I realize most of them took me completely by surprise. I may not have gotten everything I wanted, but I’ve wanted what I’ve gotten more than often enough to compensate. The unknown may have provided some heartache, but it’s also provided adventure and excitement.”
Nothing too profound, but something worth remembering.