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The risk of remaining tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom

The risk of remaining tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom

Keep it safe or open up to the world?

On the plane to the States in a blissful state of movie-catchup-overload, half-asleep, window seat, and Wayne Dyer lulling me to sleep.

He quoted Anaïs Nin and it reminded me of how far I’ve come–but how difficult it was to open up.

“And the day came when the risk of remaining tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

— Anaïs Nin

As safe as secure, warm and friendly, and seemingly “the right place to be” as it may seem, blossoming and opening is worth the risk.

P.S. I’m filing this under Spark (Campfire) as I see the workshop as a hand stretched out from someone who has blossomed (me) to someone who knows and feels and wants to but maybe needs just that little nudge, that glimmer of hope, that raindrop to dare to open up to the world.

Daring to Blossom

From Keukenhof last year with my mom:

The risk of remaining tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom
The risk of remaining tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom
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