How to learn from a butterfly
A little butterfly was caught in the bathroom of a house. She must have been entered through a small opening in the wall and couldn’t find her way out. She seemed so desperate and kept trying to fly towards the light, where she bumped against the closed window, over and over again. There was no way to open that window. I opened the door and tried to show her the way out. But she was so busy and too excited to see that there was someone trying to help. Although the door towards freedom was already open, she chose to continue the same painful way, the only one she knew. For hours, she run repeatedly against the closed window. Until she finally broke down, lying exhausted and frustrated on the bathroom floor.
How could I help him?
I then realized, that the only way out led through the darkness. The light, her freedom could not be reached through the closed glass window. She had to take all her courage, leaving her now familiar environment and change direction completely. She had to fly to the apparent uncertainty in order to gain freedom.
Surly, even more challenges would wait for her, behind that scary bathroom door, through the dark corridor to the front door. But if, she would not dare, she would for the rest of her life, see the light only through a closed glass pane.
Do not be afraid to walk through the darkness to make your way to the light.
Will she ever be able to find her own way?
She’s just a little butterfly? The fact that she has come so far, is the proof that she can. A butterfly already went through its biggest transformation. As a small caterpillar she has built a cocoon from which she has finally forced herself out with her own power. And only through these enorm efforts, she was able to unfold her full beauty. Had anyone helped her and brought her out of the cocoon, her wings wouldn’t be strong enough to fly. Only through the tedious constraints out through the small opening of the cocoon, she was able to strip the gunk of her wings.
And so it is for you, the fact that you’re here, that you have come so far is proof that you can do it. All your recent challenges, your most experienced pain and your misfortunes … ..this all have made you the man or woman that you are today. You’ve come this far, so you can make it even further. Remember, we never get a challenge that we can not cope with.
To all freedom-loving people out there, to all who feel there must be more, to all who once broke down, desperately lying on the floor:
Do not give up! Go your way! Fly!
Do not be afraid of the Dark!
Only you know your way.
Deep inside you is the answer to all your questions.
There are people who are too busy analyzing why they got into a certain situation. Instead of being active, they are paralyzed with fear. Fear not to make it, afraid of failing. And then, they lie on the floor without even giving themselves the chance for another life.
While it is helpful to ask yourself: How did I get into this situation? What can I learn from this?, it is very important to start taking actions.
Trust. Live. Fly.
There will be people who will support you and there will be people who want to stop you. This might have many different reasons. They are happy where they and they don’t see the need to change anything or to seek something bigger. Maybe they envy you and your courage to do what they do not dare. They may project their own fears on to you and want to protect you from a ‘mistake’. They believe you’re not capable of doing it and that their own limited belief is the only correct one.
But what do they know about your soul plan? About your longings? About your courage and incredible strength? Everything you need you’ll find inside yourself. No one else can tell you the direction, because no one else has the exact same experience as you have, no other but only YOU yourself.
Trust. Live. Fly.