Comfortably numb



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These two words “comfortably numb” are possibly a way of saying that people sell out – take the easy route and conform to the norm.

It makes sense because the harder route of doing or saying what you believe in and being true to yourself is so daunting.

“When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse out of the corner of my eye. I turned to look but it was gone I cannot put my finger on it now … The child is grown, the dream is gone. I have become comfortably numb.” – Pink Floyd

Looking back on my childhood (yes a long time ago!) I can recall having dreams of who I was going to be, what I was going to do with my life – some have been realised some of the dreams have been shattered…

Wisdom from our core if allowed to surface can override and tell us to hold fast to the dreams planted within our soul, the embers are still gently burning out of sight of most – sometimes even out of my own sight!

Wisdom tells us to hold onto the people who affirm and empower and fan the flames – usually, a treasured few.

Who in your world right now can help you recapture a ‘fleeting glimpse’ enough to awaken your dreams?

Don’t let yourself become numb. Yes it’s the easy way but not the way we will live out our happiest moments in our short time on this magnificent planet. Look up. What have you sold out to?

You may have grown up and feel like your dreams are lost but trust in a God who cares and is committed to bringing us the desires of our heart.


About Annie Wilson

My hearts cry is to make a difference in this life. I know life is short. I desire to leave people happier than when I found them...I don't always achieve it. I’m passionate about people, being generous and being kind. I have three adult children one of whom is now married so I have a son - in law now too. I work as a serious injury consultant full time after recently finishing up eight years as a creative director. Two years ago I lost my husband suddenly and so reluctantly now I’m journeying life on my own without my best friend. Last year I co-authored a book on ‘Hope’ which endeavour’s to make sense of my journey of heartbreak to the beginnings of healing and learning to breathe again. I’ve travelled a lot, worked in many settings and had a faith in my Creator since I can remember - I love to write and paint, decorate and generally thrive when I’m feeling useful. What seizes our imagination changes everything. Coming out of a winter season in my soul after losing my husband I’m anticipating a warming of the air and a lengthening of the days. I, like you, am hopeful.