All we see is their beauty, their stunning colors, their perfect symmetry. But equally as beautiful is the process.
It looks like a lot of work, becoming a butterfly. From caterpillar to chrysalis to finally butterfly, it is an amazing transformation, an incredible metamorphosis.
Caterpillars become butterflies because they are supposed to. It’s their natural progression. They really don’t have a choice.
For us, our evolution is voluntary. We don’t have to become anything other than what we already are. We get to decide if we will ever become the butterfly we were created to become.
Our molting is optional.
It’s much easier remaining a caterpillar. We often take great comfort embracing what is known, even if what is known falls far short of what we know could be. Personal evolution sounds quite daunting.
A butterfly’s beauty is their way of screaming for our attention in hopes that we’ll see more than just the physical.
When I see a butterfly, I often reflect on my own evolution. When I look beyond the gentle fluttering of wings I am reminded that evolution is a process, a series of successive stages, each with its own time frame, each requiring my awareness and my patience. From here I can allow my life to unfold. It’s amazing where awareness and patience will take you if you let it.
A butterfly is the culmination of an evolutionary process. For us, though, our evolution has no end. Our evolution is not about a culmination, it’s more about the process of allowing ourselves to listen to those inner soulful voices guiding us on our own evolving journey.
We are all born caterpillars, all butterflies in waiting, standing on the threshold of fulfilling our greatest purpose.
Listen to the butterflies.
Embrace your evolution.
It’s a great day to be you!