‘For some idiotic reason, your most horrific experiences are the stories you most love to tell’ – The Philosophy of Xavier in The Spanish Apartment.

Think back to the things that happened to you that seemed disastrous at the time, but now you look back at and laugh at. Outside of the comfort zone is where the most interesting things happen. And the more harrowing the experience, the fonder you may become of the memory. …

Does all the best shit in life only happen outside of your comfort zone? All the best experiences, the best friendships… and the best moments – are the most memorable and powerful ones only happen when you’re NOT comfortable.

In what areas of your life are you in the comfort zone? Though life within it can be cushy and nice, and also full of powerful times, does personal growth and true moments of living only happen in new experiences, when your point of view is challenged by someone, when you yourself …

You aren’t who you WERE or what you’ve ALWAYS DONE, you are who you are and what you do NOW + what Vanilla Sky (or Abre Los Ojos)’s got to do with it.

What you’ve always done, how you’ve always acted, how you react to certain tough situations, the guilt you get in certain situations is because you always have done it. It’s because you chose either the circumstances to cause it, or your reaction to whatever just happened. Every moment, from now, or after …

You don’t trust a lot of your instincts from when you were a kid (e.g. That you can fly, one day you ‘want to be a real T-Rex’, or that you actually get 3 lives IN REAL LIFE, like in Mario Bros*), so when something sets you off or upsets you, why trust those instincts (when they were probably formed around the same time)?

* That last one, my brother told me that one. When I found out it wasn’t true (when I was about 6), I cried.  When someone pisses you off, says something that just gets to you (and cuts deep), someone does something that immediately makes you uncomfortable, or something happens …