When we grow we find that there is a time where we are tender.
Where things are still so new.
Where in the process of growth there is pain and a lingering soreness.
Maybe for what we have to leave behind - whether people or our own confining narratives. Maybe because all parts of us (body, mind, spirit and heart) need to catch up to the growth that may have started in one area and needs to be integrated throughout.
In these moments it is important to be tender with ourselves. To rest more, to hug ourselves a little tighter, to lavish ourselves with a little more self-love than our normal abundant self-love.
In the tenderness is the opening of newness - we need to give it the time and space that it needs.