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.