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During life, there are times when the level of our braveness are high enough to make ourselves voluntarily stand at the edge, jump off of a cliff and “fly”, make changes, experience new life. But there are also times when we’re just too afraid to look at the view at the end of the road of a current cliff, or don’t even realize we already own such enough ability to do the “flying”. These times when God takes charges; makes us walk the road leads to the edge then pushes ourselves off. That way we have no other option than to flap the wings, collecting every braveness needed for keeping the body stays floating in the air, unless we wanna let ourselves to just fall and hit the ground.
See how things work here? We are given every needs to - consciously or not - grow the abilities, then when considered ready, we’re pushed to test what’s been prepared and be amazed by those abilities we never thought we’re having. Beautiful, isn’t it?
"Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. 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 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