Life Is A Journey, Not A Race?

" I remember one morning when I discovered a cocoon in the bark of a tree, just as a butterfly was making a hole in its case and preparing to come out. I waited a while, but it appeared too long and I was impatient. I bent over it and breathed on it to warm it. I warmed it as quickly as I could and the miracle began to happen before my eyes, faster than life. The case opened, the butterfly started slowly crawling out and I shall never forget my horror when I saw how its wings were folded back and crumpled; the wretched butterfly tried with its whole trembling body to unfold them. Bending over it, I tried to help it with my breath. In vain.

It had to be hatched out patiently and the unfolding of the wings should be a gradual process in the sun. Now it was too late. My breath had forced the butterfly to appear, all crumpled before its time. It struggled desperately and, a few seconds later, died in the palm of my hand

That little body is, I do believe, the greatest weight I have on my consciousness. For I realize today that it is a mortal sin to violate the great laws of nature. We should not hurry, we should not be impatient, but we should confidently obey the eternal rhythm."

This excerpt form 'Zorba the Greek' by Kazantzakis is a wonderful reminder that the Universal Laws of Nature are omnipresent, onmipotent, omnipowerful and unmutable. The only wise way to live is by being in harmony with them. Are you in harmony with the Universal Laws of Nature? Do you even know them? I invite you to visit this blog in the next days and I will offer you more on them.

Enjoy your life's journey!

Infinite love and gratitude to you,

Venus 🙂

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8 Responses to Life Is A Journey, Not A Race?

  1. Tiny little lesson, but so profound.  I find that so many people today try to hide themselves from the truth and the laws that are a given.  It is sheik to create your own set of rules, and to live "your own truth" which is antithetical to the whole essence of "the Truth".  Isn't it amazing how we try to own everything even the truth.  We contort and contrive to recreate it in our own image. 
    I love the lesson you give us… to see what is and harmonize with it.  So simple, but so difficult when you live your life in self-absorption.

  2. Venus :) says:

    Thank you, David, for the wise sharing. Yes, I absolutely agree that the day we wake up and let go instead of force control will be the day we really start living in harmony with our true selves where all truth lives. Where it is joyful and enlightened.

    Thank you for your wise words.


    Venus 🙂

  3. Surrendering ourselves to the "way" is something that takes wisdom and maturity. Letting things happen as they happen is difficult — we want to force things to happen faster than they are supposed to, as you so beautifully (and sadly) showed with your cocoon story. Our Egos can get the best of us and the results turn sour.
    Learning to let go and surrender actually gives us the most power.
    Thanks Venus!

  4. Venus :) says:

    Mary Lou,

    You have a great way to share your wisdom. I love it and am very grateful to you and for you. Yes, it sounds so simple – just let go. It is faster, simpler, successful. I wish we all start doing it. I know once we do, we will love the results of our true power.

    Infinite love and gratitude to you,

    Venus 🙂

  5. What a sad but powerful story to demonstrate the importance of being patient. Rushing to get to your destination is not the best way to approach life. We need to remember to slow down and enjoy the journey and the process. Thanks for sharing this story with us.

    • Venus :) says:


      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We all feel the rushing and it will be great to take a deep breath and slow down. I will remind myself to be an example of slowing down and flowing with the universe.
      Venus 🙂

  6. Joe Emmet says:

    Hi Venus,
    What a wonderful post.  I'm going to have to watch Zorba again!
    Aged wine, aged cheese, aged single malt Scotch for the Isle of Islay. . .you can not speed up the process (physical laws of the universe) that leads to unique, flavorful and very valuable commodities. 
    The same is true of our personal development.  We should be wary of MAKING things happen too fast. 
    However, we can find ways to reduce the wasted time in our lives and focus on those areas that bring the greatest reward. . . and the place to start is understanding how these universal laws apply to the area of self improvement and success.
    Looking forward to your next post.

  7. So sad about the Butterfly. Everyone has problems and believe God do not give you problems which you can’t handle or do with that. Problems will make you stronger only. Just take life as it comes… And enjoy each and every moment till its last drop coz we have only a short span lol! Ty.

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