Growth in life is never a straight line. Growth is a process and growth takes time. In this process, we shed a lot of ourselves that we thought we were, to reach our true selves. Consider your selves to be a seed planted in the soil of the garden of life. This seed already has all the qualities of the fully grown flower but it just has not yet seen the rays of light.
The seed is in the dark, maturing and growing its way up in the path of life. Sometimes this journey is painful because growth is always painful since we are leaving parts of ourselves that we know to grow into the Unknown. This growth requires strength and courage to pull through. However, growth teaches us to honour every step of the way and be graceful towards ourselves during this journey of life.
Growth in grace is accepting that we all have our unique journey in life. it is accepting that we all have our own time when we will blossom. Grow in grace and accept that the journey is the lesson of life and not reaching the goal.