Comfort is that which you are conditioned to.
There is no other definition of comfort and that is why comfort means different things to different people, at different points in time. Nothing else defines your comfort.
The conditioning of the mind is what defines comfort. You are conditioned to take a particular kind of food. You say, “Now I am comfortable with this.” You are conditioned to think in a particular way and avoid thinking in other ways, and then you become uncomfortable with those thoughts, and comfortable with other thoughts. You are conditioned to wear a particular kind of dress, and when some other kind of garment comes to you, you feel uncomfortable in wearing it.
What is comfort, except that which time and ritual have given to you? And you spend so much energy after seeking comfort, and you give it so much importance, as if comfort has any objective value; because comfort means conditioning, conditioning means dead patterns.
“I want to live on my patterns,” and that will keep you very comfortable. Comfort says, “Just repeat. Just repeat! For the sake of diversity, mix and repeat. But just repeat.” And it is all very comfortable. That is what comfort is – repetition, pattern, conditioning.
It is an inability to break out in the open. It is an inability to breathe in fresh air. That is what comfort is. “I can’t break out of my cocoon. I can’t break out my four walls.” That is what comfort is.
It is poison. It kills life.
~ Excerpts from the article, ‘To follow the dictates of one’s conditioning is comfort & deadness‘
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