Birthdays, Birthdays and Negative Feelings, Blossoming, Buried Feelings, Defining Moments, Familiar vs. Change, Fear, Feelings, Feelings we hang on to, Healthy Mind, Mental health, Negative Feelings, Personal Growth, Psychology, Taking Risks
“The risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin.
We tend to hang on to what we know, either because we don’t know how to be any other way or because we fear the unknown that comes with changing, even if we don’t like it, it’s familiar.
Most of us don’t like change, yet alone big change, like blossoming into a beautiful flower or if you prefer, sprouting wings in a cocoon and then breaking free into a butterfly. At a certain point, we all go through events where we find ourselves in a position where it is more painful to stay the way we are than to take a risk and grow.
Last week I experienced one of those defining moments in regards to some negative feelings around celebrating my birthday. I took a risk and shared my long-standing buried feelings, some I didn’t even know I had, with some trusted friends. The amount of support I received was amazing. Although it was uncomfortable at the time, it was no where as uncomfortable as tightly holding on to those feelings alone. I felt a sense of relief by sharing and knew that a huge shift took place, a blossoming!
Is there an area of your life you are ready to blossom in?
Love, Health & Happiness,