By Jill Brooke
Here’s a nice thought. Think of yourself as a butterfly.
Thought these were nice images to share with you because the butterfly represents renewal, spiritual rebirth and the promise that the future is better than the present.
This is indeed a time for contemplation and renewal. Everything is on pause and that gives us time to be open for reflection – to get our priorities back in order.
Birthed from an egg, a butterfly lives its early life as a caterpillar and then retreats within a chrysalis. During this time a transformation happens and when it leaves the chrysalis it becomes a butterfly, beautiful, bold, better than before. These beautiful creatures aren’t afraid of change. The butterfly is also patient. In fact, the monarch butterfly intuitively knows the best is yet to come.
As you approach today, use this time and think of the changes you want for your life. Embrace them and consider strategies you have done and need to do. What are your priorities? What do you want to change? What are you appreciating most during this time? What to do you want to let go of like the butterfly sheds its former self and grows colorfully into something more beautiful?
It’s not a surprise that butterflies love plants and flowers. Both recognize the similarities in each other. They’re here to bring beauty and remind us that change is a part of life not to be feared, but to be accepted. That we are more adaptable than we think. That nature serves us in so many ways – not only philosophically but practically. That many before us have had challenges and navigated it just like the butterfly finds its way to a flower.
This is a time to respect nature as well as our natures.
As Maya Angelou once said, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
Photo Credits: Pixabay
Jill Brooke is a former CNN correspondent, Post columnist and editor-in-chief of Avenue and Travel Savvy magazine. She is an author and the editorial director of FPD.