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Trina Paulus Free Quote

by Steve M Nash
(Hebden Bridge, UK)

Weekly Wonder Online: 31

Trina Paulus wonders...

"How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."

Listen to my thoughts about Trina Paulus's free inspirational quote in the video below. You'll also discover a bit more about a favourite part of West Yorkshire, this time Hebden Bridge train station (West Yorkshire, UK).

What I Wonder...

(NOTE: Yes, I wrote any captions you see in this video. It's called self-deprecation, and it's mostly a healthy thing (I think!).)

So, as I kind of say in the video - you did play the video, didn't you? ;-) - this Trina Paulus inspirational quote is all about the benefits of change.

Simply, Trina Paulus tells us that our 'great self' awaits, and *all* we need do is give up our 'normal self' - the one we've become so familiar and comfortable with.

So, give up the comfortable, to embrace the great AND the unknown!

Hmm, sounds much more challenging put like that, though.

Still, as I say in this video, I've (for some reason) decided to give up on 'familiar', recently, to try something new.
  • I've decided to sing in my own band (having never thought of myself as someone who could sing since my music teacher told me I grunted when I was aged 9)

  • I want to have a go at the ultimate public speaking test, I want to perform a 5-minute stand-up comedy routine (if anybody laughs, that's a bonus!)

BELIEVE ME when I tell you that being a singer and trying out as a stand up comedian are completely left-field ideas for me, and NOBODY has ever encouraged me to do anything like this, ever!

And I really don't know why I've decided to do it, other than 'why not?' (and maybe it is true and I AM having a mid-life crisis).

And I didn't set myself these challenges because of this quote, or even because of my involvement with SelfHelpCollective.com...

...It's an idea that just came along, and I thought - after the surprise of having the thought - "well, why not?".

So, how about you?

What is going on in your life that is comfortable and safe and caterpillar-like? And what do you feel you'd like to do, now, to challenge yourself in a BIG way?

Of course, it's possible that you don't have any such feelings and that's fine. In that case, think on Trina Paulus' words, think on. And remind yourself, every now and then, that we really do only get to do this 'living life' business the once.

That's what I say anyway, to you, me and anybody else reading this inspirational butterfly quotes page. But, of course, I welcome your views too.

So please share your wisdom, your thoughts, regarding this Trina Paulus free quote! :-)

Thanks for reading,

PS And here are 4 more butterfly inspirational quotes

"The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity."
-- George Carlin

"Butterflies are self propelled flowers."
-- Robert Heinlein

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."
-- Richard Bach

"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies."
-- Author Unknown

PPS Now please comment, please have your say - thanks.

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Feb 28, 2011
The metamorphosis is inevitable
by: Sandy

Oh you will become a butterfly but you will be your own kind, possess your own colors and pattern.

I only wish like a butterfly I would just flitter from one place to another without "thinking" about the shoulder I just landed on, or the trees I wish to visit.

Just be yourself. Life is short. Do your own thing you butterfly.

Shy? what is it really. A compartive thought. A concern about what others think. Life is complicated enough at times without wondering. Just "do you".

Inside these colors and patterns is the gene which creates change. That we cannot control.

I've been exploring the idea of "headlessness". I know: sounds weird. But it is helping me to see that I am not who I think I am. Here is the organization. No joining required. Just read about some of the exercises and fit them, where it will, if it will, into your own life.

This is not a paid announcement. Just wanting to share a resource : http://www.headless.org/entry_page.html

Headlessness that should be good for your standup routine (smile)

But for real each day as I get chronologically older I realize that I am who I am and my butterfly expression is different. Look beyond the wings and just watch where you are going. Who knows what will await you around the corner.

Butterflies don't live long you know. So just go with the flow.

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