Hello Beautiful Peeps,
For Day four assignment on #blogging101 i thought, i should write something inspirational. So here it is – (psst, I’m a day late, sorry! 🙂 )
This is a story that i read in one of the books recently and it is a story of the butterfly emerging from the hard pupa. I imagined it how hard it would be and how a beautiful little thing will come into this world but i stumbled across this post and it just made the story that i read, a complete one. I would like to share this story and you should read what Sheila writes too.. Very nice 🙂
Story of a butterfly — (from a Book(review on this book coming very soon, hang on!)
Its life begins as an “ugly” caterpillar. When the time is right, it forms a pupa and retreats behind its hard walls.
Within its shell, it transforms into a butterfly, unseen, unheard. When ready, it uses its tiny, sharp claws at the base of its forewings to crack a small opening in the hard, protective outer shell. It squeezes through this tiny opening and struggles to make its way out. This is a difficult, painful and prolonged process.
Misguided compassion may make us want to enlarge the hole in the pupa, imagining that it would ease the butterfly’s task. But that struggle is necessary; as the butterfly squeezes its body out of the tiny hole, it secretes fluids within its swollen body. This fluid goes to it’s wings, strengthening them; once they’ve emerged, as the fluid dries, the delicate creatures are able to take flight.
Making the hole bigger to “help” the butterfly and ease its struggle will only debilitate it. Without the struggle, its wings would never gain strength. It would never fly, that would be the end of it.
One learning from this is that – we should all go through our experiences in life – life’s a struggle, once we come out of it, we can fly with beautiful wings. Live life each moment and love it 🙂