I explored the theme of "hatching" earlier this year in May 2013. Below is an excerpt of my thoughts on this topic elaborating on a quotation from Mark Nepo about a chick (go here to see the complete blog entry.)
“Finally, its own growth begins to crack the shell, and the world as the chick knows it is coming to an end….” From “The Chick Being Born” in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING (2000), Mark Nepo
Hallelujah for Mark Nepo and his beautiful insights! In the entry "The Chick Being Born," Nepo goes on to discuss the profound lesson of transformation. When we grow, it is almost like experiencing a death because we must leave an old way of being behind in order to experience the new way of being. And this change can be frightening, triggering fear. Remember Chicken Little (Henny Penny) running around repeatedly proclaiming:
THE SKY IS FALLING!