There is a natural cycle of expansion and contraction that happens in life. It is not a bad thing, but being aware of it can help you prepare for your next period of growth.
The cycle involves a period of expansion, followed by a subsequent contraction. During the expansion phase, we experience new things and take on new challenges. We grow emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. We expand our horizons and our capabilities. We learn and we grow.
But eventually, the expansion phase comes to an end. We contract back into ourselves. We become more focused and more selective. We simplify our lives and our relationships. We let go of what is no longer serving us. And then, at some point, we begin to expand again. The cycle starts over.
Being aware of this natural cycle can help us to better prepare for periods of contraction in our lives. It can help us to let go of what is no longer serving us and make room for new growth.