No one will ever know for certain if the caterpillar crawling on the ground knows that one day it will have wings. We will never know if the caterpillar crawling through our garden realizes one day it will fly far overhead. Our journey is no less intriguing or amazing than that of the moths and butterflies. The metamorphoses and the struggle to break free of the cocoon also mirrors our struggles to break free of what holds us in our past.
One word can create many emotions. Cozumel for a scuba diver creates a world of feelings.
There is nothing that you will hear and nothing you think that you do not accept as the truth. You are the only person in control of this reality. Stand guard to what you hear, see and read. You alone determine what you believe and feel.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
By Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971)
I love this video. Although this video is intended to explain the negative impact of Domestic Violence on children, this video does a great job of explaining how our minds store memories. This is relevant for individuals of all ages who are impacted by significant events in life.