The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.- Kahlil Gibran The Prophet
As I get older, I have become aware of the immense limitations I have placed on myself growing up. The stories and beliefs that I claimed as my truth, have kept me small and contracted, but when I created a daily practice of silence, these unconscious stories became conscious, and as I learned to release these stories within, again and again, I discovered a deep well of limitless potential, that had the ability to change my story and expand my dreams.
How many of us could honestly say we have ‘boundless and measureless potential’? And even if we did, would we believe it?
When I was living unconsciously, I never thought that what I was thinking or speaking was untrue, and so, I had to practice sitting in the silence, which is very uncomfortable at first, confronting my fears, my anger, my loss and my pain and not just once, but many, many times and will do so again, so that I can feel, see and learn about myself more deeply.
There is so much to unfold within us, and if we give ourselves permission and time to do this work, we may just start to see our countless petals.