“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
― Gautama Buddha
A smile so timid, an anomaly she is –
Yet still her heart laments.
A cry only the wind understands.
But slowly creeping without.
“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
The caterpillar awoke a butterfly.
A slow and steady becoming,
‘The grip’ they urged her to get.
Within she escaped;
“Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.”
― Gerald G. Jampolsky,
A bittersweet adieu;
The final stage she’s come to.
A ceasefire of the heart –
Gold in it’s purest form.
from this day forward I choose my own happiness over it all.
gleam & glow child, gleam & glow.
[ All images by Kiso Metsi (Kiso Metsi Photography) ]
Stay beautiful, stay blessed
-Amanda Klaas xx