Expansion and contraction. The two often go hand in hand.
When we expand, we grow, we hold more, we feel great. But in nature when life expands, it does so organically, testing and pushing the limits of what works.
Inevitably, some piece of the expansion doesn’t work, and it dies off. That’s the contraction.
The contraction is necessary for life to learn where it makes sense to grow, and where it doesn’t. Contractions don’t feel so good, but they are necessary.
You may not be able to enjoy your contractions, but at least know that they are a natural part of life and contractions are often followed by periods of expansion.