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Approved 14 February, 2022 @ 3:10pm by Jan Viljoen (version: 7)

Egg Syndrome

In the face of a challenge, intended change or envisioned transformation, we set a series of events in motions by taking actions in order to obtain specific and desiredplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigChanging, adapting or tweaking - for example - attitudes, beliefs, perspectives, actions, skills, abilities, ...etc.. outcomes. However, we tend to become discourage when thingsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigThe expected changes (i.e. objectives) and envisioned transformations (i.e. goals).. doesn't happen fast or quickly enough to our liking. We have the tendency to critically observe, judge and compare a situation and then often conclude that nothing actually is taking place, mainly because we don't “see” that anything is changing.

Unfortunately - due to our undue haste - what we miserably fail to notice or even acknowledge, is that inner growth1) are in fact taken place… gradually and on its own time. But, because… there is seemingly nothing happening on the outside and everything seems to remain stationary, we loose all hope, become discourage and start to force things into unwise directionsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigUnwise Direction:

Implies an ignorance or the disregarding of needed individualization and customization as required by the context of the situation, circumstances or series of events.
… all for the sake of obtaining immediate results2) Our impatienceplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBeing restless and short of temper under delay or opposition.. and eagerness to obtain results… NOW, is a conditioned and entrenched state of mind - that more often than not - effectively “kills off” the intended result or outcome, long before it could develop, grow or evolve into full manifestation.

This kind of impatient-immediate-result-driven-eagerness and forceful-pressure is referred to as the 'egg syndrome', because…

Just as a fertilized egg, the form, shape (i.e. the eggshell) and behaviour of “the egg” remains static. The “seed” is planted “inside” and gradually develop, grow, evolve and mature into a living breathing chicken. Inside the egg, the “seed” is “preparing” to hatch. Should we interfere - due to our impatience and eagerness to speed things up - by “forcing the hatching process”, fast-trackingplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtTo speed up the processing, production or construction of... in order to obtain an objective, achieve a goal or meet a deadline as soon as possible. events or “heating things up”, we will “kill” the “chicken” long before it could reach maturity and hatch. Thus, please realize that growthplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigAny intended change... whether an emotion, mindset, perception, skill, behaviour, belief, attitude, action, ...etc.. need to be digested and matured on the inside” first, before the “transformativebehaviour, intent or attitude can effectively “ hatchplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigI.e. to surface and can be observed, noticed or experienced.. ”.

Stages in chick embryo development

Patience is a virtue. Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is all about timing… it waits for the right time to hatch!

Similar to the big squeeze… its takes inner effort, patience, time and preparation for things to “suddenly and miraculously” appear and become visible to the outside world. Bear in mind that no tree can carry healthy fruits when its root system is not properly established to provide it with the necessary nourishment - especially during tough times - and no plant will ever grow any faster by pulling on its leaves.

Just as the chicken needs time to mature before it can hatch and a tree needs to strengthen its roots to bear fruits… so too, do we require time to optimally self-actualize!

Inner growth implies the gradual transformation of our inner self, emotional landscape, umwelt, comfort zone and resilience.
Immediate results are fueled by short term terrorism and boosted by our illusionary beliefs that time is money and that's what life is all about… MONEY! Therefore, spending the much needed time to properly prepare ourselves, translates into loosing money… something we cannot afford in today's competitive times.
barriers/egg.txt · Last modified: 14 February, 2022 @ 3:09pm by Jan Viljoen