I have found a path in life.
I have found God in every leaf in nature.
I have found pain and suffering.
I have found bliss and happiness.
I have found beauty in the ugliest places.
I have found my purpose.
I have found profound love.
I have found mysteries and adventures.
I have found answers and meaning.
Some of these things were easily found and some were not.
But as I collect my experiences, both good and bad, I remind myself that they are mine to keep.
No one can reach out a hand and snatch them away.
No one can speak deceitful or hurtful words, as they are like wispy smoke in dry air–light, transparent, meaningless.
They will drift off and vanish.
I have found a lesson in all of my experiences and kept every single one as to grow, shine and persevere.
And in those lessons, I have found transformation.
The caterpillar has to descend into its own darkness to emerge as a brilliant butterfly with wings that can carry them beyond any realm they’ve ever seen or been before.
In my transformation, I have found peace.
May you find peace and pleasure on your journey all the way through.