The process of personal growth requires us to put our emotions in harm's way. We must commit to being courageous and step out from behind our walls. As the enemy closes on us we need to draw our sword and meet them head on. The last thing we should do is hide. It is the willingness to confront the mistakes, hardships and fears in our life that allows us to grow.
When we hide behind the wall the stress does not go away. Instead it gathers and waits beating on the gate, storming the walls, and when we are weakest, when our defenses are down, it overwhelms us and drowns us in sorrow.
The alternative is to face each moment of stress as it comes. In doing so we free ourselves from the burden of being under siege.
Editing project: Putting an end to procrastination