Inspired by Lobsters

I fell asleep last night thinking about lobsters. Random? Not quite. I was reading a story from this little magazine I love to read every night before bed to inspire my dreams. The story painted lobsters as heroes of personal growth. Here’s why.

Seems our crustaceon friends of the sea are quite the risk takers. Their lives depend on their ability to change. As the lobster grows, its body becomes cramped in its shell. In order to grow it must shed that shell and find a safe place to wait while a new, better-fitting shell forms. During this time, it is in constant danger. The lobster must risk its life in order to grow.

Change is hard. We stay in our routines not necessarily because they fit well, but because they are familiar and we are used to them. But every time I question a habit I may have developed that does not serve my overall goals and decide to change it, I grow. I may be vulnerable during that time my new, healthier habit is growing. But once it’s in place, it feels way better than the old shell I was hiding behind and hesitating to give up.

Tip for the day. Make like a lobster and take risks as if your life depends on it. In this way, you will evolve into the best, healthy you you can be.

About @jamieweil

I'm on an adventure to bring happiness, relaxation, and some shine to a stressed out world. You might call it a Divine mission. Covid Season 2020 has taught me some important lessons about myself and about you, but most importantly about US. I have written about those in a book called Shine: When Chasing Sacred Spaces Goes Dark, my 6th book which came out December 2020 and hit #1 Bestseller in 7 categories thanks to my readers. I teach an online class to empower empaths through writing and am holding my first writing retreat for empaths under the Full Flower Moon and Lunar Eclipse May 5-7, 2023 in mystical Mt. Shasta, California. We have sold our house, not bought another, and have set out on a synchronistic adventure with Kai, our 103 pound lab, at the center. We call it The Kainnection Adventure. Dogs are the equalizers of all. (Home base:
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2 Responses to Inspired by Lobsters

  1. Damien Balderrama says:

    Awesome post Jamie. I love this analogy. Thank you!


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