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The Nature of Growth

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



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The Nature of Growth

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're going to talk

about the complicated nature of growth.

The growth and healing journey

has a lot of ups and downs.

And when we're first getting started,

especially if we're navigating a new

pattern that feels really intense and

deep, it can be quite disconcerting to see

how long it takes for us to make a change

or get oriented to a new way of being.

So to help with this, I'd like to offer

a metaphor or analogy you can use to

think about the process of growth.

I like to think of growth and

healing as putting together a

puzzle, a complicated puzzle.

In the beginning of a puzzle, it feels

confusing, disjointed and near impossible.

You'll look for edges, corners, color

themes, something to orient you.

As you continue though, you

start to see how things connect.

It starts to feel more hopeful.

You get a few pieces that are

together and you start making out

what the image is going to look.

Like by the end, it moves quickly.

It's energizing.

And what seemed impossible is

now very much within reach.

So, if you're struggling on your

journey right now, you may still

be in the beginning phase of

getting oriented, looking for

edges, trying to find color themes.

Stay with it.

Each new insight is a new

connection and it becomes easier

to build off of that as you go.

You just start needing to find

those early edges and the corners

to really get some momentum.

So I'm with you on the journey.

Thank you for your practice.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

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