Everyone talks about life after the caterpillar, but I wonder, who really questions life after the butterfly…..?
Have we arrived already?
Surely, if we believe life as a butterfly is the final destination then, we either spend a whole lot of time being a caterpillar OR, we are living at full capacity as a butterfly (miserably!).
The lifecycle of a butterfly is dependent on reproduction. In the end, a butterfly must give back in order to continue the cycle.
I question whether the transition from caterpillar to butterfly is represented more by special “moments” throughout our lives, as opposed to an ultimate cross over from life to death and beyond.
Is it that we find life after our “butterfly moments” by reinvesting, by constant self development, by spreading the goodness that we have achieved, by sharing the gift we have been given to not only receive life, but enable it for another. We seem to touch parallels of existence through the passions that we possess. Some are wide awake to those de ja vous moments and others write them off.
Perhaps some of us have mastered the concept of the purpose of our butterfly transition being within us. Perhaps some of us contemplate whether or not death as we know it, is actually a true reflection of the beginning of our butterfly transition. Perhaps it is more about the death of “things outgrown” but essentially, the point is that we live on…..always….
Perhaps the life cycle of a snake is much better to contend with – but then again, snakes do not carry the same (perceived) beauty as a butterfly.
Are we merely just seeking “beauty”….?
Did we forget that we were born as butterflies….? That the caterpillar in fact represents growth? Development? The acquisition of wisdom over time?
Perhaps we are already that which we seek….
So therefore aiming beyond those butterfly moments, is probably a good idea.
Destination is whatever we make it, but the journey is so often much more important. When I am frantically rushing around doing “stuff”, lining up the next activity, planning the next “thing”, I often question myself about the “now” that I possess.
How is “now” going?
Or are we too busy with what could be next?
From myself to myself.
To the me within you, and to the “you” wthin me – don’t forget that you are already living life after the “butterfly”.
– Catrina Sophia x