“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” ~ Anais Nin.
Watching the peonies in our garden, I am reminded of this quote. I wonder if the blossom feels pain and fear before breaking out of its bud. It surely must be the case for the baby bird, breaking from its shell, the butterfly emerging from its cocoon.
Living within a tight space can feel cozy and safe, like a maternal hug. The outer walls forming formidable protection for emerging growth.
Then comes that day, that exact moment, when everything begins to change. What once felt safe becomes stale and stagnant. Outer protection presses painfully. Coziness turns constricting and restrictive. All the while, an underlying fear of the unknown swells to the surface.
Despite it all, I doubt the blossom, the bird, or the butterfly, ever regret the pain of emergence.
What if fear and discomfort are just signals that it’s time to emerge? What if once we emerge, the sheer joy of blossoming overcomes it all?
Where are you ready to blossom? Are you being signaled? Is it time? Remember that it’s the act of moving through discomfort that has the power to dissolve it. Vibrant life shines brightly on the other side.
Open up to the beauty within you.
It’s time to unlock your brilliance!
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