The truth is we are constantly changing. Most of the times that growth is small, so gradual we don’t even notice it. Other times is more abrupt. We can feel the growing pains both physically and energetically, in our bones as much as in our psyche.
As a child, I used to suffer from tonsillitis a lot. I had to miss school and stay in bed, with high fever, for a few days. Invariably, every time that happened I would come out of it a bit taller.
It’s something typical of childhood: the “growth spurt”. There was something in the fact of getting ill that allowed us not only to recover but also to physically grow.