Are we staying in the same situation because we are afraid of moving onto the next step? Are we staying because we are unsure of the next step? Are we staying because it’s expected of us? Or are we staying because we are comfortable and content with what we already have?
I’ve just come out of an experience fully loaded with pure, open and free love. I was treated to some of the finest 100 year old port, I was invited out to a mothers dinner, I was given full access to all facilities, I was fed delicious breakfast’s, lunches and dinners, I had stimulating conversations, I was introduced to their friends and that was just the beginning of a 1 week stint living with Colin, Racca, Jude their 3 year old son, and Lola a 5 week old beautiful baby girl.
I was included and invited to occasions as one of their friends and AGAIN it felt honest and real from start to finish so you can imagine it was difficult to come to the decision that it was time to move on. Especially in the presence of a powerful mutual love it can be challenging to move in a new direction. This same question can apply to so many elements in life whether it be changing jobs, moving out of stale relationships, telling our parents we want something different, moving country, evolving our friends circle, the list goes on.
So when do we really know if it’s time to move on or not? Well what i’ve discovered is that there is no real way of knowing 100% if it’s time but we can certainly gain clarity if we search within ourselves as to WHY we are asking the question in the first place. Why is that the question in our consciousness? Is there something happening that is making us think these thoughts? The fact that the question is even coming is generally a sign that something needs a shift.
After searching within myself I realised I was asking the question because a creative adventure involves change and movement from comfort and into the unknown. Creativity and inspiration are super charged when we have movement and change involved. I knew for the journey to continue as a creative journey I would need to move on from what was comfortable.
When you’ve found your why, what can you do to change it?