What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly is a quote from Richard Bach’s wonderful book called Illusions. There are a number of quotes from this book that I use everyday to reorder my thinking positively. This one speaks to paradigm shifting and perspective.
It’s really brilliant. It uses something we all understand – metamorphosis – to focus us on a different perspective of endings and beginnings. For the caterpillar it is the end of life – for the butterfly it is the beginning of life but for that entity it is a change in how life is experienced.
The Death and Tower cards in the Tarot – a form of divination – are often interpreted in this fashion that an ending is also a beginning. The death card can be interpreted as an end that leads to a NEW beginning. The tower…
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