It is human nature to stay where we are, to keep doing what we have always done or to imitate what our friends and family do – whether it’s going to the same restaurants instead of trying something new or going to the party just because everyone else is – this space is our comfort zone.
Our comfort zone can even apply in the area of our spirituality. Often, we choose a spiritual path because it’s the popular thing to do – a fad of the moment that all our friends are trying. But spirituality isn’t about conforming to what everyone else is doing so that we can feel accepted.
To embark on a spiritual lifestyle is to embark on a path of internal change, a path that requires of us to get uncomfortable so we can connect with our greater potential and the Light that comes with it.
Breaking away from the life we are familiar with is very difficult and overcoming such difficulty is exactly why so much Light can be revealed from it. Of course, we can’t expect to become an entirely different person in a day but we can be mindful of the necessity to take daily steps toward change.
This week, try new things. Approach the stranger in the room you think you’re least likely to become friends with and try to connect with him/her.
As my father, the Rav, taught me and as we teach in The Kabbalah Centre: At the precise moment a person chooses to go outside his or her comfort zone, the Light of the Creator connects to him or her.
When we break free of our comfort zone we break free of our limitations and step into the realm of limitless Light and possibilities.
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I see my personal limitations and I notice instances in the past where they have kept me imprisoned, holding me back from true joy and fulfillment.
As I focus on the Light, the transformative energy of the Divine washes over me and I feel free.
No more complaining.
No more frustration.
I will not get caught up in the material world. Instead, I will look beyond into the spiritual realm and let go, freeing myself from the trappings of ego.
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