9 May 2016
The “comfort zone” is there for a reason. It is our happy place, secure and safe from the confusion and uncertainty of the world around us. It keeps us safe when the rest of the world is turning to shit, even though it can be boring, stifling and most times unexciting. Nothing great happens in the comfort zone, only the familiar and certain. This brings us to the question; what is life with only the familiar and certain?
Not everyone is willing to step out of their comfort zone. It is a risk and not everyone is open to taking risks. But the world cannot be seen from one page or one corner or one side since we are meant to traverse the world to appreciate it in all its variations. Even though not physically, emotionally and mentally, take a step within your physical location that is different from one you normally would.
You can only appreciate life from an opposite side. We only appreciate health when we are sick, only appreciate childhood when we are adults, and only appreciate what we have when we lose it. You don’t really miss the sun until it starts to snow. We can only see life from the other side.
So take the step to the other side; go commando. Strip yourself of all the comforts and sureties you have been accustomed to and appreciate what it is to not have and not be where you have always been. We are in a constant learning cycle on earth. We learn most by doing.
Going commando is a colloquial term for wearing an outfit without underwear. It’s not particularly advised and not many particularly carry it out because of the level of exposure. Humans do not like exposure, being naked or vulnerable to the elements; hygienically, it is not allowed. But once in a while, it could help to release your inhibitions.
Go commando; step out of your comfort zone. Put yourself out there where you are uncertain of what will happen. You will learn more about yourself than you can imagine and you will grow. It is only when a lion is out, exposed and vulnerable to the world, that the lion will learn to fight for itself, hunt to feed and protect its pack and become its true self in order to reclaim its heritage as the king of the jungle.
Author: Aderonke Adeleke
Writer. Music lover. Movie junkie. Social Media Enthusiast. Aspiring dancer. Aspiring photographer. Social Introvert.