Like the Butterfly…

by Asatar Bair on June 1, 2012

[Photo courtesy of ia7mad]

Your past shapes you in all sorts of ways. But it’s important to remember that you have a future which is also shaping you. Your life has a purpose that is unique to your special combination of strengths and experiences. And that purpose is continually pulling you forward.

Imagine what you could do if you took a leap with this incredible force of your purpose going in the same direction.

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please share a comment.

Yours in the One Heart,


P.S. This quote is taken from the book Energize Your Heart by Puran and Susanna Bair; you can also find it in the wonderful Energize Your Heart Journal, a hardcover blank journal with inspirational quotes from the book. You can also get the book, the journal, the audiobook, and two meditation CDs, all in one package.

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Kate Lampe June 2, 2012 at 5:07 am

Good Morning Asatar,
My mother passed last May and she has now become associated with visitations of the butterfly as on the day of her passing a butterfly came and sat for a long while with one of my sisters. I was just writing a mail to my family members. we are engaged in a sibling sorting out conversation of major proportion. It has been shaky ground yet moving forward in the exact way that you describe with purpose and using the special combination of strength and experience. Your note arrived as I was sending my latest mail to them so i forwarded it. Synchronicity of the greatest order. You write with the hand of God. Love Karima Kate

Asatar Bair June 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Thank you for your comment — that is high praise indeed! Synchronicity is beautiful. But it says more about your open heart then it does about me. It is your heart that sees the thread that binds together all the events of your life.
Thank you for sharing

ElviraCristina Yglesias June 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Dear Asatar: 3 days ago I had a car crash and thru the seat belt, that held me back, I received a big impact in the center of my chest. Deep insights about my past are coming from my sore chest. It seems so difficult to overcome, in some manner, things that have colored my life since I was 1 year old and learned to walk. In this moment, fulfilling my purpose appears as a road with many obstacles. Still the wisdom and light in your words comes thru to me. Thank you so so much, Elvira

Asatar Bair June 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Dear Elvira,
I’m so sorry to hear of your accident, and glad to hear that your injuries are relatively minor. It’s wonderful that you are learning so much from it.

Lee Pope June 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Thank you, Asatar -

I love all your articles, but something about this one thoroughly grabbed me. What a great metaphor it is – “struggling in the sticky threads of our past” – so very apt. I love the way it honors the past and the role it plays in our development while at the same time pointing to the future. This year my garden is abundant with swallowtail butterflies – more than the one or two I have seen there in prior years. I will think of them as messengers and let them help me make the forward leap.

Love – Lee

Asatar Bair June 2, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Hi Lee,
Thank you — I love that line, too. There are so many great lines from Energize Your Heart. Your garden sounds lovely.

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