Do you return to an unhealthy relationship again and again? Are you seeking something you want that deep down you know you'll never get from that person? Perhaps the person has an addiction or maybe he or she is abusive? Maybe you're in a job that you've outgrown. I came across this metaphor that I wanted to share.
One morning Susan wakes up and is craving a blueberry muffin. She goes to the little store around the corner from her home and requests a blueberry muffin. The clerk apologetically tells her they don't sell blueberry muffins and recommends she go to the bakery down the road where they make them fresh daily. Susan returns home.
The next morning Susan again craves a blueberry muffin and returns to the same store. The clerk again informs her they don't sell blueberry muffins and redirects her to the bakery down the road who makes them daily.
Day after day, week after week, Susan goes to the same store requesting a blueberry muffin. Why is it that Susan continues to go back to the same place all of the time looking for something she knows she can't get there?