Becoming a Butterfly (St. Teresa of Àvila)

Catholic St. Teresa of Àvila reflects on the journey of the soul through the seven mansions of “The Interior Castle.”

The soul [like the little white butterfly] “despises the work it did while yet a caterpillar—the slow weaving of its cocoon thread by thread—its wings have grown and it can fly; could it be content to crawl?”
St. Teresa