“Trees need their protective bark to enable the delicate process of growth and renewal to unfold without threat.
Likewise, we must have our boundaries and defenses
so that the more vulnerable parts of ourselves can safely heal and unfold.
But our growth also depends upon our ability to soften, loosen, and discard boundaries and defenses
that we no longer need.
It is often the case in life that structures we put in place to help us grow
eventually become constricting.”
-Madisyn Taylor, the cofounder and editor in chief of DailyOM