For most, comfort is something that’s constantly sought and it’s a direct link to what keeps the mind in a state of agitation. When things are accepted as they are, comfort is no longer a necessity.
We live in a comfort cultured society, when it’s cold we desire warmth and when it’s hot we desire to be cool. Chasing after this comfort is how many people spend their entire lives, and if it’s not learned to be with the discomforts of what happens and not constantly push them away, there will be very little peace in one’s life. We life mostly in a place where we’re afraid of this discomfort because it means facing ourselves. Although our true essence is the love of all creation, this isn’t seen because the Conditioned Mind doesn’t allow it to be so.
Once a practice is developed that allows some discipline to at least slow the mind down, it can be seen how chasing after comfort occupies most of our waking hours; we’re in constant fix it mode trying to have things the way we think they need to in order to be at peace. But the problem with this is nothing stays the same so we have to constantly make adjustments. It’s truly exhausting to live in this way, but it’s the way most live. It doesn’t have to be this way, but the only way it won’t be is if one can be with what occurs and not want it any different than what it is. This doesn’t mean one can’t have comfort, just understand comfort isn’t what allows you to be at peace, only accepting things as they are will and that’s only because one sees the comfort in that.