Zones of comfort and chaos

This pandemic has given me an opportunity to find comfort and joy in my own home. It has been a deeply contented and satisfying morning. Music, coffee, and giggles. I am also glad that I am taking the time to sit in a corner, while no one needs me, and enjoying the moment. Such moments are hard to come by these days.

We had a work friend over for a social distancing lunch in the backyard. It was so nice to spend the afternoon with him. I’ve always felt that Agam and he would get along really well, and yesterday it was so comforting to see them enjoy each other’s company. It made me realize once again that my joy is in bringing people together. It doesn’t matter what context.

My faith in humans is unquestionably my super power. I don’t give up on it easy.. But sometimes, just sometimes I am ripped off my faith. And in those times, I feel rudderless. That’s how I felt most of last week. So as the weekend came on, I needed to see people and draw back my strength. I needed a reminder and a reassurance of what I know is true. And hanging out with our friend was just what I needed.

Last week I was so far out of my comfort zone that I needed a guide. And in the current context where everyone has their own problems to solve, it was once again way out of my comfort zone to seek guidance. And when I did, I don’t think it came out right. I am disappointed in myself . I will find a way to make it up. But despite all this there was growth. No wonder they say; you grow most when you are playing outside your comfort zone.

To balance it all out, I went from completely out of my comfort zone to, bringing people together. Now that’s my art of balancing the zones of chaos and comfort. Playing from my core. 🙂 I managed this recovery better than I did last time. So there again, we learn from our experiences and find ways to grow, right in the middle of chaos and noise.

That is truly why I have so much faith in humans. The resilience, adaptive spirit, and pursuit of growth is addictive. It’s worth believing in. Give it a shot.

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