“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin

Sometimes we think that remaining in our comfort zone – i.e. “tight in the bud” – is easier. It’s familiar to us, it’s what we know, there’s a pattern and a routine to it and it feels comfortable. While all of this may feel true, at a deeper level, you also have a knowing, a sense of the price you are paying for staying tightly closed. However, just as you cannot force the opening of a bud, so too must you find your own rhythm and pace for change and to blossom.

The transition to flowering is one of the major phases of change that a plant makes during its life cycle and it needs certain conditions for this to happen. For example, it needs water, air, vital nutrients, rich soil and the right temperature. But most importantly, it needs time. At the right time then, when all conditions are favourable, the tight bud will unfurl itself and flower.

Transition can be incremental and sometimes your steps may seem so small that you feel as if nothing is changing. Remember, however, that change may be happening under the surface helped along with the passage of time. Take heart and courage and be patient.

Today, allow your own mind and heart to open and unfold into the possibilities of how best you can support yourself to take the risk to blossom – to grow into your greatest potential to Be the Best You Can Be.