Bus stop, bus goes.
We stayed, love grows.
Under my umbrella.
~Graham Gouldman (The Hollies, Bus Stop)
Keeping off the rain or sun, umbrellas provide a safe dry environment, shelter from the storm. We like our comfort, the sense that we have overcome obstacles and made a world in which we are protected. Often, this need keeps us from taking risks and exploring, moving past our comfort zone.
Dry/cool. Protected/sheltered. Cocooned/ cautious.
Can you stretch outside your favorite place of safety?