We’ve been told throughout our lives to stay small to stay safe. Don’t cause a ruckus. Don’t run too fast. Be grateful with what you are given. Don’t ask for more because there isn’t enough.
And so we listened.
We listened because we trusted the people who told us.
We listened because we wanted to keep them safe.
We listened because we weren’t shown another way.
But what happens to a butterfly who is told to stay in her cocoon?
She certainly can’t stop growing, or she’d die.
She has no choice but to burst open and trust that the new world, beyond the cocoon, will have enough space, enough air, enough food, enough for her to survive. Enough, perhaps, even to fly.
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.