“Mommy, sometimes I feel like im in a box and I don’t like it. I try to get out but its like the wind pushes me back in, it is uncomfortable; it makes me uncomfortable.”
River’s description gave me a visual of what its like to feel fear. Fear is the wind that will attempt to prevent you from stepping out of your box. It is uncomfortable, but a lot of times, no matter the discomfort, we stay in the box. River knows that staying in a box, whether it is a self imposed box or an incarceration handed down by external forces, is uncomfortable.
How I GREW Today: The wind is fear. Wind may be strong, but it is not a wall. Push through.