I wrote this poem for my old blog, Spirit Moves Dance, in 2012. The blog is gone, but the poem remains.
It will not always feel good,
This stretching beyond the boundaries of the known,
It will not always feel safe,
This learning and relearning of your own abilities
This reexamining of beliefs
This pushing of envelopes
This breaking through enclosing walls.
You will shiver.
You will doubt.
You will want to run home.
Back behind walls of safety.
This walk to the edge will not
Feel good, safe, or comfortable,
But there is no faster way to learn.
There is no other way to grow.
So step out.
Leave your home base
Your comfort zone
Acknowledge the fear and discomfort
But step out all the same.
With each step you take,
Your world expands
Your caterpillar mind will
Strain to comprehend the unbounded vastness of the sky.
Unfurl your wings.
(I wrote this for me…but it feels like it was meant for you too. If you know someone else who needs this, please pass it on)