Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Struggle

Life is a struggle to break out of the cocoon.  We break out of the first one at birth -- the cocoon of the womb.  We break out again as we leave childhood and enter adulthood.  We break out of assumptions about our worth.  We break out of cultural stereotypes that try to limit us.  We break free from abuse and the pain it causes.

Once I was watching a monarch butterfly caterpillar that was feeding in my own garden on milkweed that I planted for it.  I hoped it would form a cocoon.  But it started eating a leaf from the wrong end -- the end attached to the plant.  It fell out of the milkweed plant.  It had no speed or dexterity.  The lizard was watching it also and ate it up.

We must struggle to grow and break out of our safety cocoon but we must not fall into the open mouth of a lizard.  We must achieve our destiny.  We are extraordinary and it is the cocoon that limits our ability to fly.  Once we have finished struggling our beautiful wings unfold and we fly.

Reach for and grab hold of the truth.  
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
John 8:32

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