There’s this bird you love
You love it so much.. you put it in a beautiful cage
You give that bird everything it needs to survive, you shower your love and care..
You take care of everything! You make sure everything is perfect for your little bird..
You make sure limited people have access to it.. you don’t want some people to hurt the bird
Still you wonder…. Why isn’t the bird happy?
Because you forget…
Along with care, it needs freedom… It wants to be free..
It’s heart longs to explore the world and get out of the cage…
It wants to fly.. fall.. then get up and fly again.. even if this isn’t “protective” it is healthy for the bird…
There are countless times when we do this with humans as well
When we love someone all we want to do is protect that person from all negativity, all possible harm..
We also don’t set them free because we’re scared… Will they come back to me after exploring this world? Will they find something more beautiful than me? More smart, more charming than me?
Sometimes all we need to do is trust and let go….
Let them fail, let them make mistakes… Let them learn.. let them explore.. we cannot protect our loved ones from everything.. But we can make sure that they won’t have to go through this alone….. And most of the times, that’s more than enough
And everyone gravitates to someone who gives them freedom and love ♥️