A Quote by Nicholas Schmidt on self, self-knowledge, depression, discomfort, truth, anxiety, and awakening

Somewhere along the journey of remembering who we really are, we may find ourselves in a very uncomfortable space, a void in which we realize that we haven't totally let go of our old beliefs, and on the other hand we have yet to fully plug into the new truths we have discovered. This awkward "place of mind" can bring on an internal crisis of uncertainty, instability, confusion, frustration, and a most unspeakable despair as the "dark night" sets in and makes its presence felt.

Nicholas Schmidt

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on discomfort, waiting, time, and anticipation

In the landscape of time, there are few locations less comfortable than that of one who waits for some person or event to arrive at some unknown moment in the future.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 102

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A Quote by Byron Katie on discomfort, feelings, emotions, gifts, honesty, inquiry, alcohol, television, and addiction

An uncomfortable feeling is not an enemy. It’s a gift that says, "Get honest; inquire." We reach out for alcohol, or television, or credit cards, so we can focus out there and not have to look at the feeling. And that's as it should be, because in our innocence we haven't known how. So now what we can do is reach out for a paper and a pencil, write thought down, and investigate.

Byron Katie

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A Quote by Diana K. Ivy on communication, discomfort, and uncertainty

According to these researchers, when people cannot form adequate expectations and are unable to predict what will happen in situations, they experience uncertainty....One reaction to this discomfort is to communicate to gain information and reduce uncertainty.

Diana K. Ivy

Source: GenderSpeak: Personal Effectiveness in Gender Communication (4th Edition), Pages: 15

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on opinion, comfort, discomfort, and thought

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Contributed by: PiALOGUE

A Quote by M. Scott Peck on truth, discomfort, and change

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

M. Scott Peck

Contributed by: VAinWI

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