All of us are surrounded by containment zones, also called comfort zones, those invisible barriers that make us feel cozy and secure, such as the ship for the Disciples.
Containment zones develop after we have done things a particular way for a period of time. Unfortunately, they can make us feel so comfortable, that we never want to change the way we do things. Sometimes it’s easier to keep doing the same things over and over again than to make adjustments in our lives.
Example: Two construction workers had taken a lunch break and opened their lunch boxes. One exclaimed, “Oh no, not bologna again. I can’t believe it. I hate it. This is the third time this week I’ve had bologna. I can’t stand it.” The other guy replied, “Why don’t you ask your wife to make you something different?” To which he replied, “I don’t have a wife. I make these myself.”
The fact of the matter is, most of the bologna in our lives…we put there ourselves.
If we ever want out lives to be any different from the same old bologna we keep serving our selves, then we must break out of doing the routine! GET OUT OF CONTAINMENT!