For some reason society is programmed to believe isolation is bad, when ultimately it’s the beginning process of internal change.
Think of a butterfly. A butterfly doesn’t start off as a butterfly. The caterpillar has to go through a process of change called metamorphosis. As the caterpillar begins to form a cocoon around its body, it’s then forced into isolation to begin its transformation. We have to go through the same exact process. Not so much as forming a cocoon around ourselves, but really beginning to self evaluate.
We have to spend more time to ourselves than we’re comfortable with. This will force us to think, and our suppressed pain will begin to surface. The childhood trauma, the suppressed thoughts and emotions, or anything we try to ignore from our past comes out. Yes…..It’s hard, this is something I had to experience myself, so I can honestly tell you it sucks. You will be alone, feel alone, cry alone, but because you faced these emotions head on you’ll learn to smile alone, laugh alone, and be truly happy alone. You’ll truly fall in love with yourself and begin living and loving life to the fullest!
So many of us begin this process but can’t find the strength to stick with it. No, it isn’t easy, but you’ll never transform into your beautiful butterfly until you learn that isolation is the actual cocoon….