Few days ago I sat in front of beautiful plants. The plants have tiny purple flowers. I remember that I bought these plants in 2010 because I like the tiny purple flowers. As I starred at the plants I saw 3 caterpillars were eating up the tiny leaves. These caterpillars were in metamorphosis (transition) period from caterpillars to butterfly. Nearly 98% of the body were covered in protective shell and only the head still uncovered.
As I looked at these three caterpillar, I saw one of them slide inside the shell slowly and closed the cover that entirely wrapped its head too. The caterpillar seems like stitching the shell and seconds later, it was completely closed. Silent. Nothing was around except its patience…patience in waiting for another beautiful life to be born. A moment alone. A moment of must. A moment of nature. A moment of growth. Transformation between the life, death and living.
I’ve learned many things from this one caterpillar. One of it is transformation has no fear and it is a must process. The caterpillar spent the moment in silent and let life take its own course and transform into another phase of life. Look closely, same application applies in our lives too. This has been practice by great people and gurus throughout the world. On daily basis, we must find our moment in silent and transform many things into beautiful things;
arguments into love,
problems into solutions,
anger into patience,
fear into love,
darkness into lights,
transmutation of energies, non-beneficial to beneficial,
negative to positive
good to better
better to great
and death to a life.
How Can You Do It?
All you can do is spend 30 to 60 minutes in silent every night and do this transmutation of energies. It can be done through meditation, self-reflection moment or self-healing. It is to transform your life from wherever you were into something better and from nothing to accomplishment of lessons.
The caterpillar exists to teach us the beauty of transformation. It is up to us to see it as life priceless lesson or just see them as another creature that exists just to fancy the world.
Credit to Conscious Travel for the quote.