Inse had just moved to a new town, and he was feeling anxious about starting at a new school. He had always struggled to make friends, and the thought of having to start all over again was daunting. As he walked towards the school, he could feel his heart pounding in his chest.
Curity, his older sister, noticed his nervousness and asked him what was wrong. Inse told her about his fears of starting at a new school and not making any friends. Curity listened patiently and then reminded him of the five transformations that they had learned about.
“Remember Inse, the first transformation is to ignore the voice of insecurity. Don’t let your fears and doubts control you,” said Curity.
Inse nodded, but he still felt nervous. As they walked into the school, he noticed how different everything was from his old school. The hallways were longer, and the classrooms were bigger. He felt even more nervous.
But then, he remembered the second transformation – to use the voice of insecurity as amusement and inspiration. He started to laugh at his nervousness and thought about how he could use this feeling to motivate himself to make new friends.
As they entered their classroom, Inse noticed a girl sitting alone at a desk. He could see the loneliness in her eyes, and he wondered if she was feeling as scared as he was. He hesitated for a moment, but then he remembered the third transformation – to be guided by the voice of security.
Inse walked over to the girl and introduced himself. Her name was Lily, and she had just moved to the town as well. Inse could see that she was relieved to have someone to talk to, and they quickly became friends.
Over the next few weeks, Inse and Lily became inseparable. They laughed, played, and explored their new town together. Inse felt like he had finally found a friend who understood him.
But then, one day, he overheard some boys in his class making fun of Lily. They were teasing her about her clothes and her hair. Inse felt a surge of anger and wanted to confront them, but he didn’t know what to do.
He turned to Curity and asked her for advice. She reminded him of the fourth transformation – to take action. Inse knew he had to stand up for Lily and show the boys that bullying was not acceptable.
He marched over to the boys and told them to stop. At first, they tried to push him away, but Inse stood his ground. He explained that Lily was his friend, and he wouldn’t tolerate anyone treating her badly.
To his surprise, the boys apologized and even asked to play with them. Inse realized that sometimes people just needed to be reminded of what was right and wrong.
As the day came to an end, Inse remembered the fifth transformation – to befriend the two inner voices. He realized that he could never completely get rid of his fears and insecurities, but he could learn to live with them. He felt proud of himself for standing up for his friend and making new friends in his new town.
From that day on, Inse felt more confident in himself and his ability to make friends. He knew that he had the courage to face any challenge that came his way, as long as he remembered the five transformations.