Life as a plural noun

Life as a plural noun

“Who would deduce the dragonfly from the larva, the iris from the bud, the lawyer from the infant? …We are all shape-shifters and magical reinventors. Life is really a plural noun, a caravan of selves.” ~Diane Ackerman

I’ve found this to be so true in my life. So many old versions of myself have died off along the way as I continually shape-shift into new, reinvented versions of myself. The more I embrace this truth, the easier those transformations become.

Transformation matters

“Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies, it creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation.” ~Stephanie Marshall

It’s never the superficial changes we try to paste onto the surface that matter. It’s the hard, focused work that we put into true transformation that enable us to become our best selves.

 

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