I read this recently:
When a conflict arises between the need to belong and the need to grow, we have to make a choice. We must either sacrifice a part of ourselves to maintain our belonging, or we must risk the approval and support of the group by growing.
The inner journey often finds us face-to-face with our deep truth. Choosing personal truth can feel hard as it often means letting go of something else. That something else served us for awhile. It may still serve us in some ways. Yet, in order to cross the next “hurdle” or leap ahead into our future, we need to be willing to release what no longer fits.
What choice are you facing?
What are you hanging onto?
What are you sacrificing in order to hang on?
What risk must you consider?