Imagine yourself sitting by a window, looking out at a garden on a lovely spring day.
You see birds and bees and butterflies merrily flitting about, when all of a sudden, the most beautiful butterfly in the world catches your eye. Its stunning turquoise wings make your heart explode, its joyful flight makes your soul sing, its metamorphosis from wet wormy thing to creature of soaring beauty fills you with inspiration.
Suddenly you leap up, overcome and crazed with a fierce desire; it must be mine mine mine! You sprint to the closet, grab your net, sneak outside and tiptoe through the tulips, stalking your beloved prey, all senses alert, focused, determined, tenacious, swinging your net over your head as you chase your butterfly around the garden.
You chase it for hours and hours, but all you seem to be able to do is scare it off, rather than catch it. It's only when you stop trying so desperately, relax, breathe, and surrender your desire to The Universe that the butterfly of your dreams calmly comes and lands on your nose.
- Jin Sincero
You are a Badass, chapter 25