Like a baby chick we get used to the hard shell of our ego. This is our world. It is all we know. But for some of us this hard shell becomes too confining. We begin to grow and press up against its walls.
As this happens, cracks appear in this shell that we once thought was the whole world. There is a sense that there is something more. We don’t know what yet. The world outside the shell is all new to us. It is a mystery. Since it is completely unknown, it can be very frightening. But we can’t deny that this shell is much too small and limited. So we continue pushing against it, pecking at it with our questions. The more we question this ego shell, the more it crumbles.
At some point it collapses completely. We emerge to see that there really is much more to the world than this tiny shell we once thought was all there is. So much more.