I give you this to take with you:
Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can
begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting.”
― Judith Minty, Letters to My Daughters
PHOENIX, the imaginary bird which will reborn from its ashes..
“Phoenix rising from the ashes.” This phrase have always inspired me.. Always.
As the story goes..
The phoenix never existed.
It was a large bird, much like an eagle, written in Greek mythology and based on ancient Egyptian legends.
Only one phoenix was said to have lived at a time. This gold and red bird, always a male, lived in Arabia.
Each phoenix lived for exactly 500 years, and when it was about to die, it gathered twigs and spices and built a nest.
Then the phoenix sat on the nest and waited patiently for a ray of sun to set the nest on fire.
The bird never tried to escape its fiery death, for from its ashes a worm would come crawling out.
This worm became a new, beautiful little phoenix, who immediately set to work gathering its father’s ashes into a ball of incense.
The phoenix then flew with these ashes to the Egyptian city of Heliopolis, the City of the Sun, and buried the ashes in the temple of the sun god.the phoenix builds a nest and then by the sun and the friction of its own wings, is consumed by fire. It is inevitably reborn from the very ashes.
The phoenix is therefore symbolic of resurrection, immortality, and my personal favorite – triumph over adversity.
Then it flew back to Arabia to live for 500 years, when the cycle would be repeated.
Because of the phoenix’s rebirth from its own ashes, it became a symbol of immortality.
Even today, a person who makes a comeback after suffering a great defeat is called a “phoenix.”
OK.. I think its a lot about the mythical bird Phoenix.
The symbol of immortality..
(I think for a lot of people, now the symbol of immortality is ‘Vampire’)
Its so easy to relate Phoenix to the human life.
Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person. That’s the influence of phoenix with the human life (even if we notice or not).
Coming down hard on yourself can even crush your spirit. Within your spirit lies your innermost dreams, desires, and your attitude toward life.
It was Benjamin Franklin who said, “Some people die at twenty-five and aren’t buried until they are seventy-five”.
The phoenix is the symbol of the transformation of human consciousness and our creative spirit, that each of us must undergo from one degree to another to get what we desire. We cannot escape from that.
So we always have to arise more stronger..
Have to reborn from the ashes…
Never give up..