SUNDAY MORNING INSPIRATION: The Butterfly Lesson

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly.”
~ Richard Bach

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  • Very nice video Jeff, I always come here on Sunday mornings to see what you have for us.

    I struggle on a daily basis to overcome the things that I let stand in my way to becoming successful.

    Watching the butterfly helps me to understand why we go through some of the things we do.

    It is usually the lessons I have learned the hard way that stick with me the most so why do I keep doing new ones the hard way also.Human nature?

    Thanks Jeff for giving me the encouragement I need to keep moving forward.
    Gail

  • Jeff,
    One of my big goals is to inspire women writers. I’m so thankful that I have you to be my weekly butterfly effect (I still remember that prior weekly inspiration of yours). I don’t know how you find these gems, but you consistently give us the very best lift-off to our week. Thank you!

  • Thanks Jeff,

    That is one of my favorite stories and lessons I teach. Most people are afraid of the struggles they face. I hope you sharing this story inspires people to look to the horizon and prepare to take flight.

    I look forward to your next post.

    Kim, Success Genie

  • Jeff Herring

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    Primal Toad (I’ve never addressed anyone this way before…)

    Yes, I remember that episode, and it’s such a great metaphor for what we are talking about…

    Thanks for sharing it!

    ~ Jeff

  • Thanks so much, Jeff, for this beautiful video with its powerful lesson.

    The butterfly has always been a special symbol for me, but I’ve lost touch with it lately.

    Thanks for the reminder!

    Lynn

  • Thanks Jeff for the reminder! Struggles are opportunities to grow. Those whom with all good intentions help in the same situation again and again are teaching people helplessness. Or is it the ego that wants to feel needed? This reminds me of consciously being aware of my intention, pattern and listen to my thoughts:)

  • Ray McArthur

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    Thank you Jeff
    Sometimes a little support
    can go a long way.

    Proverbs 20:27

    The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord

  • Great video Jeff. It’s easy to forget that lesson when we are facing a challenge. Next time I start to get frustrated with an obstacle, I will remind myself that I am growing and getting stronger (and moving closer to my goals and dreams).

    Thanks for sharing,
    Steve

  • Bob

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    Perfect timing, Jeff.

    Just when I am having a fretful time with things creative you post the perfect video.

    Thanks, Jeff!
    Bob

  • Jeff,

    If you prefer, you are more than welcome to address me by my first name – Todd.

    My siblings called me “Toad” during my childhood years and I am bringing it back to life with my blog. I just started a new blog on primal living. My logo will be a leaping toad – since a primal lifestyle is going back in time to how our ancestors lived. It makes sense to me and goes together ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rowena

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    I am in th midst of ending a long relationship and I wonder what I will look like when I can finally emerge from my cocoon.

    My first encounter as a single woman for the first time in 25 years leaves something to be desired, but at least that “virgin” date is over!

    Thanks for another great Sunday morning lesson.

    Rowena

  • Jeff Herring

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    Gail – can hardly wait to see the results as you keep moving forward!

    ~ Jeff

  • dr.jim sellner, PhD.,DipC.

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    Nice.
    I think the difference between the natural transformation in nature and the decision to transform oneself by humans is self-awareness, the courage to see and acknowledge one’s blind spots, the courage to be open to changing them and the consistent, persistent commitment to do what is required to live curiously in the room for improvement.
    ya think?
    jim

  • dr.jim sellner, PhD.,DipC.

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    uuumm, also the difference between the Golden Rule
    and the Platinum Rule: Do Onto Others what they want done onto them — first find out what that is for them.
    With its corollary “Helping is not helpful — Hold people accountable.”

  • Teresa

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    This was exactly what I needed to hear today! I was sitting outside this evening thinking of all the difficult situations I’m dealing with right now and how I’m going to tackle them this week. Thank you for sharing.

  • Jeff Herring

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    Diane – Thanks so much for your kind words…

    ~ Jeff

  • Jeff Herring

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    Isha – I guess the most amazing thing is that not a bit is made up – all true…

    ~ Jeff

  • Jeff Herring

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    Kim – Yes, and sometimes we need to take flight even when we don’t feel like it.

    Next post on the way…

    ~ Jeff

  • Jeff Herring

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    Lynn – So glad to reconnect you to your butterfly ๐Ÿ™‚

    ~ Jeff

  • EJ Shames

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    Butterflies butterflies were EVERYWHERE yesterday.. facepainted on to childrens faces, chalked onto sidewalks, in poems and stories. WOW.!! The message sure was clear..!!
    Thanks for this great message Jeff! I LOVE Sunday Morning Inspirations. They are soo.. sooo.. soooo.. well Inspirational! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Peace and light
    EJ

  • Jeff Herring

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    e d – thanks for your encouragement for those struggling…

    ~ Jeff

  • Jeff Herring

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    Dolly – isn’t it curious how there seems to be such a fine line between helping and crippling?

    The way we (Maritza & I) try to work it is that we will point you toward the food, we’ll show you how to get your own food, but we ain’t gonna chew it for ya…

    ~ Jeff

  • Jeff Herring

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    Ray – Thanks for the verse. Love Proverbs, written by the wisest man ever. Tho I don’t always make it, I like to read one a day – nice how there are 31, huh?

    ~ Jeff

  • Jeff Herring

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    Steve – getting stronger every day…

    ~ Jeff

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