All of us need a small hatch through which we can climb out of our little spaceship once in a while.

So we can look at ourselves from the outside and see what is good and what needs repair and what could be put to better use. So we can look beyond ourselves and see how we compare to the vast universe.

In fact, we all have just such a hatch. We don’t use it much, however. Because we are so fearful of leaving our comfortable, well-defined selves and venturing into the vast Beyond.

But if we never leave, how will we grow?