Between Two Fears

Most of us have two fears. One is to be stuck in the cage. The other is to be pushed out of the cage into the sky too quickly.

The eternal part of us hates being stuck in a small body. The personal part is afraid of infinity and omnipresence.

Between these two fears we live. It’s only as we get more afraid of being stuck than we are of freedom that we move towards the door of the cage and into new territory. Which is funny, because it’s like one fear pushing against the other.

Time is the deciding factor. Eventually, like a caterpillar in a cocoon, we grow too big for the cage and are forced to make the leap of faith.

By then we are fearless, having accepted both the cage and the sky as our home.

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