July 6, 2015
I once commented long ago how lost I felt and someone told me that I was experiencing a “liminal” stage. I was aware of leaving the old behind and embracing the new, but I wasn’t aware of this transitional stage. The person was right. It fit. And knowing that made me feel better. I knew that a new stage in my life was just around the corner.
Lately, though, I’ve wondered if I’ve purposely turned to that liminal stage as a place for comfort. How does a person find comfort in the feeling of being lost? Escape. Escape can be comforting.
As scary as they may be I still love new stages for the simple fact that they replace the old stages. But the new stage is a new reality to live in, to struggle in. I use to be uncomfortable with the struggle I experienced in myself in the liminal stage, but now it’s the struggle in new stages that I’m most uncomfortable with.