Some men operate from a deep desire to be comfortable. We call these men conflict avoiders.
Our comfort zone is what we know. What we know is the past, a carefully curated twig-and-feather arrangement. What we don’t know—and insulate ourselves against—is magnum mysterium. This is the state of not knowing anything at all.
After his experience with cancer, Mark Nepo had this realization: We are not what happens to us.
Every therapist needs to bring this to the office. No one awakens in his comfort zone.