laura thomas //

Discovering Strength Through Vulnerability

Emergence

Bursting forth from great beams of light;

the twisting sickening feeling before something remarkable happens;

feeling yourself compelled to do things

 

instantaneously

 

that you’ve never even dreamed of doing.

This is the experience of emergence,

which is neither planned nor executed

in a typical sense.

 

It is chosen for you. 

It is a growing pain you must use all your faculties to endure.

It is the cleansing fire, 

the exfoliation of shed skin,

the rebuilding of muscles after relentless micro tares.

 

Instead of turning away from your pain

to find some numbing creature comfort,

find a deep, still place inside yourself

that is willing to witness the grotesqueness

of your remarkable happening.

 

You will be stronger for it.


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