The thorns of this world provide the pain to birth a longing seeking hunger to find the strength within to not only endure but to open a path toward the light.
We are tested from birth by destiny with family, culture, society, government, media, lies, and by our own emotions, reactions, and desires in ignorance of cause and effect of choices. While life has its temporary joys, times of happiness, appreciations, creative delights, entertainments, and more, they are gone all too soon.
As we awake to life reality instead of living in dreams, imagination, fears, and reactions. we have the opportunity to evolve, even when we are tested in families, work environments, neighborhoods, and countries, often at the mercy of forces beyond our control.
To be the butterfly with the delicacy to land on the thorns in the midst of all that is not love, peace, harmony, and truth, is to experience being grateful for the spiritual practice of focus that detaches and assists us with acceptance and surrender to what is and must be lived, felt and moved through with compassion. Participating in a path to freedom leads to the lightness of being that prepares us to loosen our worldly connections and gently find our release from the thorns of this world.
Photo by Thomas Jarrand