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Reinventing Yourself by Mario Alonso Puig

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7.   JUMPING OFF THE CLIFF

“Those that think too much before stepping forward, spend their lives on one leg.”ANTHONY DE MELLO

On one occasion I was holding a conference to a group of people, explaining to them what was the zone of comfort – that area in which we’ve got used to living – when break-time arrived. One of the organizers of the session came up to me and mentioned that among the audience there was a lawyer who was an expert on counselling women who were the victims of physical abuse. I took the opportunity to go up to her, greet her and ask her a question.

“Could you please tell me something which I have never understood: Why do women return home when they know they are going to be physically abused?”

I had imagined she would answer ...

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