Shedding Your Skin

Frederik Nietzsche wrote: “The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die.”

I think about this a lot.

In fact, it is my driving force in life aside from my family and God – the idea of being a better version of myself and taking risks and pushing hard to grow…even when it is painful.

Shedding each layer of skin and feeling raw for a while requires bravery and courage and real strength and vulnerability.

Of course, shedding our skin doesn’t mean to be without skin. It means that we are opening to a level where there is more transparency and more porousness and more of a natural exchange—a belonging to our world.

So the challenge, for all of us, is that we are very habituated and attached to and identified with our particular familiar skin—our cocoon.

Every one of us.

It is part of our evolution.

We develop our cocoon and we are attached to it, and we have to deal with that. The ego-self is organized around controlling life.

Most of the time, we are trying to get what we want and avoid what we don’t want and trying to hold on to security and comfort and push away fear or pain.

But that is never possible.

So shed that layer & step into the next version of yourself.

B 🤍

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