“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
- Anais Nin
It’s safe in that bud. It’s cozy in that bud. Bees won’t bug you when you’re in that bud. On the other hand, you don’t have anything to offer those bees when you’re in that bud. I like staying safe. I like staying comfortable. This way, I can’t get hurt, I don’t risk losing something, I won’t fail, and I don’t risk looking like a fool in front of everyone. But what am I missing out on? Perhaps I’m missing out on success. Perhaps I’m missing out on love. Perhaps I’m missing out on enjoyment, fulfillment, and happiness. Perhaps others are missing out on what I might be able give. Fear holds us back from experiencing life. So what does it take to blossom? I guess Anais said it perfectly: The day comes with it just gets too painful to continue living a life of fear. So let’s ask ourselves, what am I going to do today to blossom?