Sometimes, as we are blossoming into a fuller, more free, more powerful, clearer version of ourselves, we feel frightened by the unknown - new ways of thinking and being, what might change in our lives, what might be asked of us. Part of us clings to our old ways, even if they are ineffective and limiting, because they are familiar. They are what we have always known. In order to do that blossoming, we may need to endure discomfort and uncertainty in the process.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.