[Sargent: Wheel Ruts in a Dirt Road]
This is yesterday's quote from my Zen Page-A-Day calendar:
Habit, laziness, and fear conspire to keep us comfortably within the familiar.Ah, the story of my life.
~ Jane Hirshfield
So far, I've found only a few things that can break me out of the rut of that comfort-trance: meditation, therapy, and love -- not necessarily in that order. There's probably more, but those are the ones I can think of right now.
If you have others, drop me a note.