Metamorphosis

“Sometimes to change a situation you are in requires you to take a giant leap. But, you won’t be able to fly unless you are willing to transform.” ~Suzy Kassem

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Many times we are frightened of change. Believing that it is something to be avoided at all costs. The fear of the unknown, at times paralyzes and holds us back from positive advancements in life.

Like the butterfly we are oblivious to the process of change. And as fear takes over we would like to remain wrapped in the cocoon that is dark and safe. How tragic this would be if the butterfly never emerged with its open wings, preparing to take flight. Never to realize that its’ world is about to become open to more possibilities and different points of view.

“Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly.”~Proverb

The thought processes that hold us back with, “What if’s” racing through our minds and imaginations taking hold. Often, seeing the worst possible outcomes. So how can we overcome this worry and self-doubt? Is is truly mind over matter?

It is a choice you make to allow imaginations to run positive or negative. If you can believe the worst than you can also see the best outcome is possible. But, what if no choice you make is wrong? No matter which path you choose, believing this was part of your journey. This perspective can be quite enlightening.

“I can’t lose – regardless of the outcome of the decision I make. The world is a place for opportunity, and I look forward to the opportunities for learning and growing that either pathway gives me.”~Susan Jeffers

Ultimately, it is important not to allow fear to have the power over you. I leave you with this thought, one that is powerful and important to remember.

“The worst part about being afraid of change is that you can end up settling for whatever happens.  It seems less scary that way.  The truth is that this is a far more frightening way to live because you don’t have the feeling of being in control of what happens to you and you live in fear of what might happen.  Having the confidence to take action in the face of fear not only provides you with a sense of control, ultimately it will also provide you with a life full of purpose and joy.  And isn’t that really what we’re all trying to achieve?” ~Catherine Pratt

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10 responses to “Metamorphosis

  1. This was simply outstanding, relating this post to the process of metamorphosis laced together with a power message… Just blows my mind. Recently, I made a decision although fear had made it’s way into my head. And… it gives me joy because I put my decision into action and I realise now that I was just settling. Settling for something that ultimately wasn’t good for me, nor was it really making me happy. This post has reaffirmed that I’ve done the right thing.

    So thank you,

    – Ainsworth,🙂 Xx

  2. Love ❤️ the quotations you chose to demonstrate your points..

    So true.. most are afraid of change..
    and rather stay with what familiar seems secure..
    Than taking a chance with change

  3. just what i needed today. thank you

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