I’m good at being uncomfortable
so I can’t stop changing all the time.
He’s no good at being uncomfortable
so he can’t stop being exactly the same.
– Fiona Apple in the song Extraordinary Machine
Maybe that’s one of the secrets to growing and changing; hanging out in discomfort.
It reminds me of a line in the movie My Dinner with Andre where Andre shares with Wally: “Remember that moment when Marlon Brando sent the Indian woman to accept the Oscar, and everything went haywire? Things just very rarely go haywire now. If you’re just operating by habit, then you’re not really living.”
Maybe that’s the point those Indian mystics were trying to make with their bed of nails? (pun intended)