The Comfort of Love: Nothing could be more comforting than knowing that you are loved. You know it when you see it - the look in the eye of the one you love when you know that your love is returned in kind…there’s something about that sense of ‘meeting’ that is so powerful and soothing. Who makes you feel safe? Who in your life gives you that feeling? Do you remember the first time you felt it? How do you hold that moment in your life today?
Security Objects: As children, many of us had something that gave us comfort as we maneuvered our way into the world around us. A special blanket, a bottle or pacifier, a stuffed toy…do you remember your security object? Do you still have it? If so, do you tell anyone about it, or do you keep it a secret? If you were forced to give it up, can you recall that feeling? Were you angry or hurt? Today, do you carry anything with you, wear, or keep a special item, totem or symbol that gives you comfort?
A Secure Base: Psychologists believe that the relationship between an infant and her primary caregiver is what can create a secure sense of self for a child that she can carry into life as an adult. Did you grow up with an internal sense of comfort and safety? Do you feel that internal sense of comfort as you walk around the world? If so, can you remember moments as a child when you felt protected? Do you have those moments today? If you don’t feel that intrinsic comfort, what thoughts and feelings does that bring up for you? What do you think would bring you that comfort today?
Creature Comforts: Some of the best comforts in life are simple ones - a pair of cozy socks, a good book and a mug of hot chocolate…and we ALL have comfort foods that we turn to (sometimes to excess) when we need a sense of comfort. What do you crave? What simple pleasures bring you peace when things seem crazy all around you? What physical items fill your senses? What might you indulge in too much and what are you missing when you turn to those things?
Every house where love abidesAnd friendship is a guest,Is surely home, and home, sweet homeFor there the heart can rest. - Henry Van Dyke
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. - George Moore
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.- Howard Payne
God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way. - Unknown
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.- Jane Austen
Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition.- Edward Gibbon
Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has that ability to comfort.- Norman Kolpas
As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it. - Mahatma Gandhi
The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. - Mark Twain
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth; and truth rewarded me. - Simone de Beauvoir
The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself. - Alan Alda
Do not believe that he who seeks to comfort you lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life has much difficulty... Were it otherwise he would never have been able to find those words. - Rainer Maria Rilke
A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers. - Epicurus
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell. - Edna St. Vincent Millay
[A] final comfort that is small, but not cold: The heart is the only broken instrument that works. - T.E. Kalem
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. - Emily Kimbrough
Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh!" he whispered. "Yes, Piglet?" "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you. "- A.A. Milne
Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. - Dinah Craik
I felt it shelter to speak to you. - Emily Dickinson
She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind. - Toni Morrison, Beloved
Home is a shelter from storms - all sorts of storms. - William J. Bennett
Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.- Robert Montgomery
To the degree we're not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.- Peter McWilliams
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How to Break out of Your Comfort Zone
Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin
Lucy - comfortable clothes with California style
Barefoot Dreams - Cozy Chic Blankets, Robes, etc.
Famous Chefs' Comfort Foods from PBS
Jacques Torres - Best Hot Chocolate Ever!