Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness and still become something beautiful.
My hope is that you remember that whatever circumstances you are currently facing in your life, things are always evolving.
Unlike the butterfly, we can begin again with a deep breath whenever we need a fresh start. If you are moving slow and steady like a caterpillar, embrace it – it will not last forever.
If you are in a cocoon of darkness and don’t see a way out, breathe deep and look for glimpses of light – it will not last forever. And if you find yourself in a butterfly season of lightness and ease, relish in it – it will not last forever.
Being present helps us to cope with the constant evolution that is happening.
“I tell of hearts and souls and dances…
Butterflies and second chances;
Desperate ones and dreamers bound,
Seeking life from barren ground,
Who suffer on in earthly fate
The bitter pain of agony hate,
Might but they stop and here forgive
Would break the bonds to breathe and live
And find that God in goodness brings
A chance for change, the hope of wings
To rest in Him, and self to die
And so become a butterfly.”
― Karen Kingsbury, Oceans Apart