Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis:   
 a complete change of form, structure, or substance. 

"Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal and transformation in our lives". 
~Mary Ann Brussat
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"Whoever undertakes to create soon finds himself engaged in creating himself.  
Self transformation and the transformation of others have constituted the radical interest of our century, whether in painting, psychiatry, or political action".
~Harold Rosenberg
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"Change - to the fearful is is threatening because it means that things may get worse.  To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better.  To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better."
~King Whitney Jr.
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Butterflies are magical and symbolize the beauty of 
transformation and change.  

They remind us to take advantage of change when it it presented.  

Change can be intimidating and scary, but the cycles of life are what make us who we are and force us to dig deep into the core of our human spirit and discover what truly inspires and motivates us.  

Sometimes, the changes we experience are not of our own doing, but rest assured that any type of change will mold and meld us into something different, something stronger, an improved version of ourselves.  

I used to fear change; now I welcome it.  

And when I begin to feel a little frightened of the metamorphosis journey, 
I draw inspiration and hope from the beautiful butterfly.



 My mother took these beautiful pictures...
Butterflies always surround her.  
Each time I see one, I think of her.

2 comments:

Kiki said...

Sheila..hugs..what a beautifully inspiring post! I love it and also have an affinity for butterfly symbolism...fabulous read! And so special these are photos of your mom...how awesome! HUgs!
and wow..so beautiful a synchronicity but I have been butterfly crazed this past while and just wrote about my cocooning phase..haha..amazing! we are always walking the same thread it seems..you are a true kindred..a soul sister!
Beautiful Beautiful post! Just what I needed!I enjoyed it!
HUgs
Kiki
PS: thankyou for your wonderful comment and visit to my new blog..you are amazing! HUgs!

Lovey said...

Such an inspiring post Sheila..Big hugs to you! Beautifully captured!