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The Butterfly

Posted by hybrid33 , 26 March 2012 · 247 views

Adversity struggle growth
A man found a butterfly cocoon. He watched his cocoon for several days. One day a tiny opening appeared in the cocoon. He sat very still and watched as the butterfly struggled for several hours to force itself through the tiny hole of itís cocoon. Then it seemed to stop making progress. It appeared to the man as if the butterfly had gone as far as it could, and could go no further. So the man decided to help the butterfly out of the cocoon.

He snipped the remaining bit of the cocoon with scissors, and the butterfly emerged effortlessly. There was something strange, however. The butterfly had a swollen body, and itís wings were shriveled. The man watched closely, expecting that the wings would enlarge and expand to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened. In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and deformed wings. It was never able to fly.

Though the man acted in kindness, what he did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the small opening of the cocoon are Godís way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready to fly once it has achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we donít go through any difficulties in our life, we would be crippled . We would not be as strong as what we could have been - and we would never fly.

-Author Unknown




I like this, a lot. Thanks for sharing. Our struggles in life help develop strengths! :)
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My pleasure Sarah. I found it earlier this year and really liked it as well. Our struggles do develop our strengths! I'm learning more and more.  :rolleyes:

Glad I came across this community!
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Loved it!  :tu:
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Thanks Dharma! I wish we knew who wrote it!
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