The path of personal growth has plateaus, or as I like to think of them, periods of rest. These plateaus, or rest periods, are essential to one’s growth. Many mindfulness studies, and nature itself, support a healthy cycle of growth and rest. Do not worry during these times of rest. One might take comfort in the words of Oliver Wendell Holmes, who said, “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”