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Growth is not an accident

In Uncategorized on July 21, 2016 by mstevensrev

GrowthGrowth is by design.

A baby is born in order to become an adult, when this doesn’t happen it is a tragedy. Many children go through what is called growing pains, this is in spite of taking care of themselves. The awkwardness of the teenage years are not chosen by anyone, but necessary for adulthood.

As adults the process changes, our bodies change, decline, and need more care. Our minds have developed deeply rooted patterns and at times memories fade. Therefore the process of growth must be more intentional. There are moments that the decay of our life may motivate us to make choices toward growth, or some people more elegantly intentionally choose growth without the suffering.

Rather then surrounding ourselves with people that think, look and act like us…seek growth. Challenge the way you do things and examine if it is working toward what you really want. Start the process of growth, and if you have always been growing keep it up!

 

“Growth is a not an accident. Growth is a process. We have to want to grow. We have to will to move away the stones that entomb us in ourselves. We have to work at uprooting the weeds that are smother good growth in ourselves.”

-Joan Chittister, The Rule of Benedict

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