A depressing and difficult passage has prefaced every new page I have turned in life. —Charlette Bronte—
What would it be like to shed our old skin, like a snake, when it grew to small? perhaps the discomfort we feel at each new stage of growth is something like that feeling. Truly, each new page or stage of life has a difficult introduction—but if we can only remember that, it may help us through the bad times.
Too often, the grip of change, we lose sight of what we are becoming. Did you ever wonder how it would feel to be a grub and then turn into a winged creature? It helps us to endure the depressing passage if we can remember the we’re being prepared for a new stage of our lives, one in which, perhaps, we will leave our old selves as far behind as the dragonfly leaves the larva.
With time and wisdom comes the knowledge that some pain always accompanies growth. We can accept the pain more gracefully if we remind ourselves that we are preparing to turn a new page.
My spirit, like my body, holds the secrets of growth and change.