"You will either step forward into growth, or you will step back into safety." - Abraham Maslow
When we talk about spiritual growth we like to use words like 'organic' and 'natural'. It would seem that we want our spiritual growth to be a natural result of sitting back and just waiting for it to happen TO US.
We want to overlook the reality of our spirit and our soul in the craziness of our busy lives while expecting growth to just happen to us. We want it to be safe and easy.
Growth does not happen to you; it is something you cultivate.
But it is not always safe! You have to be willing to venture into the risk and the uncertain to find true growth.