This beautifully powerful bronze sculpture by Paige Bradley has inspired me in so many ways from the first time I saw it a number of years ago. Each time I look at it, I am reminded of how much stronger I become when I step outside of comfort and safety. It reminds me to break free of the constraints or expectations imposed upon us by society and do what feeds the heart and soul. To design the life I want – full of freedom and love.
“From the moment we are born, the world tends to have a box already built for us to fit inside. Our umbilical cord never seems to be severed; we only find new needs to fill. If we disconnected and severed our attachments, would we shatter our confinements and expand beyond our shell? Would the world look different? Would we recognize ourselves? Are we the box that we are inside, and to be authentically ‘un-contained’ would we still be able to exist? This is the irony of containment. As long as we don’t push on the walls of our surroundings, we may never know how strong we really are.” Quote from Paige Bradley’s blog post.
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