I have always been fascinated by butterflies. The transformation that happens when a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. During my life I have transformed many times and in many ways and as a result I have grown and learned. Not all of the lessons are fun and most have been downright painful, but I am grateful for all of them. Each one has a story of its own and a pearl of wisdom has emerged from the chaos each time. Most of what I am learning is in hindsight in a way. I am now realizing the knowledge that I have gained over time and discovering just what it means to be fully alive. This means taking the “good” with the “bad” and loving all of it. I finally accepted that I would only be living part way if I shied away from the areas which brought me discomfort. It is not easy to stay grounded and deal with situtations and yet it is the most rewarding experience to transform a static event into a growth opportunity.
I have been reading more about the idea of Yin & Yang and I feel as thought accepting the range of life to be is a really important concept. Life goes back and forth between things as a matter of design. There are so many clues to this all around and yet it is so inviting to wish for only the “positive” aspects of my existence. I shy away from reality when I expect things to always go my way and be happy and light. I want to stay in this place to feel warm and safe. This might be pleasant for a while but in the long run there is no balance to it. Life needs balance and within this are the real lessons to absorb 🙂 Namaste