Growth and moving forward

I got these two quotes from two friends of mine and I thought they were too fabulous to keep to myself. Have a wonderful and productive Monday.


Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening[…]Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.

Alice Walker 

2 thoughts on “Growth and moving forward

  1. Alice,
    I love your post! And your writing style. Thanks so much for sharing it.

    I really appreciate your insights and perspective, especially the points, “Go out and start creating . . . Live your dream and wear your passion.”

    I write on similar topics but in a different way. I’d love for you to visit my blog, browse though some posts, and share your thoughts. My focus is on living a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Today’s topic is “9 Ideas for When You Have a Broken Hear.” Please let me know what you think. Your readers may also find it thought-provoking.
    You can find it at:

    I plan to return to your blog frequently!

    To our passions,

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