In The Time Warrior Steve Chandler quotes Shri Ravishankar Jee:
Sound when stretched is music.
Movement when stretched is dance.
Mind when stretched is meditation.
Life when stretched is celebration.
I like to live in my comfort zone. The only problem is, I can’t really experience growth in my comfort zone. I know that when I stretch outside my comfort zone, I grow. I also know that when I stay in my comfort zone and continue to do what I’ve been doing, this lack of stretching adds to stress. I have a misguided idea that if I just stay still, wrapped in my cocoon, I will be safe. But after awhile, the cocoon feels like a prison and doesn’t feel safe at all. Lack of stretching also adds to stiffness and low flexibility. So when opportunities arise, I am not ready and not fit for the challenge. And I live in fear. So here’s a challenge: Every morning when you wake up, STRETCH. Use the stretch as a metaphor for getting outside your comfort zone, into the zone of growth and creation. I start my day every day with a smile before I get out of bed. I’m going to add a nice long stretch to that, and see what happens.