You accept a thousand and one small deaths,
so you may learn what it is to be reborn.
Throughout our lives, we construct a sense of self. Sometimes, this is effortless and in alignment. Other times, we die a small death as a perceived part of self or a dream is left unformed.
Our small deaths refine what we are- and through them we are reborn. We would not understand what is it to be reborn without experiencing it ourselves. This is one of our routes to potential within God.
The art piece has a little yellow circle in it- speaking of the third, or manipura, chakra- the sense of self.