It’s near twilight and sitting on the porch, these thoughts have been running restlessly in my head for quite some time. And so here they are…
“Everyone says said that struggles are a part of life. Yet many a time, it seems unfair that things are going way out of hand.
Sometimes, each day seems like a struggle; a battle between your hopes and beliefs versus real life situations.
And then, the days become all about facing the struggles.
Nature echoes it by teaching us about it through its creations and mysteries.
And that is “The Story of the Butterfly….
A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.
One day a small opening appeared.
He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours
as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole.
Then it stopped, as if it couldn’t go further.
So the man decided to help the butterfly.
He took a pair of scissors and
snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon.
The butterfly emerged easily but
it had a swollen body and shriveled wings.
The man continued to watch it,
expecting that any minute the wings would enlarge
and expand enough to support the body,
In fact the butterfly spent the rest of its life
It was never able to fly.
What the man in his kindness
and haste did not understand:
The restricting cocoon and the struggle
required by the butterfly to get through the opening
was a way of forcing the fluid from the body
into the wings so that it would be ready
for flight once that was achieved……”
Struggles. The decisions. The changes.
Sometimes, they happen all of a sudden. One after the other, piling up and making us lose our momentum.
Most what we need then, is a gentle reminder to take a deep breath and to hold on.
For unless, we stand alone and face the wind, we never realize what we have in ourselves.
We would never know our capabilities and gifts.
And we would never follow our dreams and reach the skies.
And though at times, the horizon seems distant…it is there like a thin line, which goes farther and farther away…
Yet each time a few steps are taken, it seems closer.
That’s what it all takes, one step at a time and soon we’ll all be there.
It’s all about finding your way……”
And these are my wandering thoughts for the night….