Next time you feel cornered, remember this: In bullfighting, there’s a place in the ring where the bull feels safe.
If the bull can reach this place, he stops running, gathers strength and courage, and becomes dangerous.
This spot in the ring—called the querencia—is different for every bull.
For people, the querencia is a place or point of departure in our inner lives. It’s familiar, if not always easy to find. Sometimes it’s a place of deep silence. Sometimes it feels like an embrace.
— Adapted from Kitchen Table Wisdom, Rachel Naomi Remen, Riverhead Books.