We have built up our walls over the years.
They protect us.
They have been our survival mechanism that has served us well.
Until they no longer do.
The pain they protect us from is no longer there.
The shadows that terrorized us are gone.
We are adults now, yet our systems still think we are children.
While the walls used to serve us, they now keep us isolated and alone.
They keep people out.
And they keep our true joy and happiness out as well.
The thicker the walls the more alone we feel.
And the harder it is to get past them.
Should someone come and try to break them down all at once, it would devastate us.
Our nervous system would not be able to tolerate it.
We would crash.
Yet, if a kind and gentle soul comes to use, and just asks us to open a window, that we can deal with.
If they work with us and help us to slowly find the small cracks in the wall, working away at them day by day, then we can make progress.
To force an over night transformation can be brutal and devastating.
Yet when we go slow, we make far more progress.
Our nervous system has been the way it is for years.
To take some time and slowly rebuild it in a new light is how it can truly change.
There is no need to rush.
There is no race to win.
This work takes patience and understanding.
It take a gentle hand and soft heart.
A caterpillar does not turn into a butterfly in an instant.
Yet when the butterfly unfurls its wings it’s the most beautiful sight.
The same is true of our soul.
Going slow is the fastest route to transformation.
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant