Today's inspirational quote was: "There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you its going to turn into a butterfly." by Buckminster Fuller
What a great reminder that wonderful and creative things--books, works of art, children, even,
start with or go through unattractive, apparently inactive periods, but all the while growth and transformation are taking place. To disturb or look to closely during that time could mean spoiling the result before it even happens.
This is a metaphor for my so-called 'fears' of the writing life, vis a vis hopes for what my work might become.
Question is, will I exercise the patience and the inner work to allow the writing to show me its own completion? Now I'm getting into the enigmatic sort of statement that I really do not appreciate...but I think I know what I mean, and the implication I draw from it is to fuss less, stay on task, and trust things will be complete in due time.
So let me do. (May this be today's mantra reminding me to claim positives, to look for miracles and transformations every day, and to believe that they will come.)