Tell me, what else should I have done? Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
—Mary Oliver – The Summer Day
A yellow butterfly came across a gray haired caterpillar.
The caterpillar asked, “How do you become a butterfly?”
“You must want to fly so much, that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar,” said the butterfly.
“You mean to die?” asked the caterpillar.
“Yes and No. What looks like you, what looks familiar and comfortable to you will die, but what’s really you, the authentic you; will still live,” said the butterfly.
‘When the heart waits.’ Sue Monk Kidd
What are we willing to give up that feels comfortable and familiar to us in life?
Are we willing to step forward into the unknown?
Do we trust in life to support our authentic soul purpose?
This is the time to ask these questions.
This is the time, to let go, trust and discover who we really are!
‘We may worry about death
but what hurts the most,
is to live without tasting the
water of its own essence.’
29 thoughts on “Transformation”
Beautiful, dear Karen. I just finished reading When the Heart Waits. This transformation theme has been very much with me lately. Thank you for this wonderful addition. 🙏🏻💕
It’s a beautiful book. I too loved it! Thanks Carrie 💕
I think I had read all of these quotes before. But together, so powerful!
They are! Thanks Emilie 🌈💕
So frightening to step off the edge and into the void, trusting that somehow you will land on solid ground if you are but willing to take the risk. An ongoing struggle, I must confess… xo
There’s never been a more powerful opportunity than now Lori. Close your eyes and jump girlfriend 🦅💕
Thank you 🌈💕
Faith makes the unseen, the unknown available. Surrender….yes because that is where beauty and joy arise.
Beautifully said Gretchen 🥰💚
I guess that this includes the US postal system. I will throw in a few blessings also.❤️
Yes my post office says it could be months because there are no flights to send it. 🌈💕
I think that you should go ahead and use my scan to print. I will send an email.👍
Thank you Gretchen that would be great! 🙏🏻
Beautiful and profound.
Thank you Rosaliene 🙏🏻💕💚
Thank you Nico 💚💕
So true… a wonderful metaphor, Karen. ❤
Thanks Eliza 🦋💕💚
“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” E.M. Forster.
Perfect quote for this post! Thank you Carol 👏💚💕
The questions are definitely coming, now if the answers would come as quickly! 🙂 Love the Mary Oliver quote–one of my faves.
I agree! The answers are not always clear that’s for sure. Sometimes the answer is to simply trust, and in time the answer arrives. 😉💚
True! I want to really live!! 🎉
Me too Ka 🦋💚💕
Love this reflection and questions. Thank you Karen 🙏
Love and light to you Val 💚