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August 3, 2014

I Dream of Butterflies

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Every time I have a dream in which I am visited by a butterfly, I seem to notice peace and kindness around me.

It’s as if the butterfly was delivering a message of promised goodwill.

Or perhaps it’s the colourful gracefulness of the butterfly that evokes feelings of peace and love in me.

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When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away. – Anna Pavlova 

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Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. – Nathaniel Hawthorne   

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I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; Then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man? – Zhuangzi

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