Recently I have been feeling rather like the phoenix. I have been burdened with much that has pained me and much that has brought growth from the…

Recently I have been feeling rather like the phoenix. I have been burdened with much that has pained me and much that has brought growth from the ashes of old thinking. Long is the road of such conquests. It may be a day, week, month, year, or even a life time. For me, I have experienced many of such moments. My view is that life is but a moment comprised of moment and each and opportunity to rise. I have found new strength in simple places and now I strife to place this same motivation into others. I know it is difficult to be engulfed in the conflagration of pain at times but ash as from volcanic tribulation, fire, or emotional turmoil only serves to provide more fertile growth from which to spring anew. This is the phoenix’s purpose; to burn through its old life and be reborn and gain eternity through this. My view of the universe is that it and every part that comprises it acts similarly to this. All things die or change states and nothing lasts forever but by doing so it gains eternity in rebirth. This has moved me to begin art projects and find new pathways upon which to build enduring strength. My greatest strength is my own inspiration and my greatest wish is to spread that to others in turn. So my question of the day is how will you burn through your past and create your future? How will you be a phoenix today?
– Kevin