Archive for April, 2016

Till now, we had been listening to the stories where we know that the butterfly came out of the cocoon.

How something not so beautiful and not at all useful turned into  something so colorful and pretty?

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But nobody ever paid attention to the story of the cocoon. The story about the life that had been inside that shell for a long time, without knowing the outer world.

How the life would have been when it knew nothing of its existence, it knew nothing of its future?

Just inside those layers, was an essence of a creature breathing the slightest oxygen that could reach in.

When it started developing, there was no light inside but just the darkness.

Why would god choose such a place to nurture anything?

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No animals or insects usually build their nests or homes like that, but why were these creatures given such a place to live, no doubt it was for quite a while but why not under the open skies, or by the river side where there was plenty of air, food and other beings…..

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It could not even move an inch inside that shell initially, who would have known that the life not being able to crawl was destined for something big, something very beautiful.

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Slowly and gradually it happened.

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It started to crawl, move those tiny feet on the branches, look outside, breathe that fresh air but yet so vulnerable that it couldn’t protect itself much from the outer world.

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The shell was the only protection, hiding inside it until the danger lasts was the only choice.

Sometimes it would be hours or days being inside the walls and during that, it could just stay into that darkness which was the only comfort.

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A life still breathing and blooming in the darkness, how beautiful does that sound. Finding a comfort into something that the world is afraid of, how brilliant that must had been.

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It got used to off its weaknesses and the dark shell and its comfort.

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But one fine day the magic happened, the destiny revealed the power of patience and will.

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The cocoon’s walls were breaking, the little life inside got scared, it got scared that something is going to eat it or kill it.

Who was outside, so powerful, that was breaking those walls that kept it safe from so long?

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It asked god, why, why is this happening to me?

I had never hurt anyone, neither did i do anything then why is somebody taking away my shell from me, my only existence from me?

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God, who is this? Please tell me, who wants to take away my darkness from me?

It cried and pleaded!

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God replied, its Time! Its time you become you!

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At first creature couldn’t understand and got lost into thinking, why did god say that?

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Then slowly, creature realized, it is not somebody from OUTSIDE who is breaking the shell and letting the light in,

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its from INSIDE the shell!

The creature had out grown the shell and now it had to come out of it to breathe that air.

Not anyone from outside was breaking those walls but its own strength and patience paid it off.

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Now, instead of crawling, it was able to walk. How could this happen, it was wondering?

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Happy and yet scared of everything.

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And not realizing its end of the branch, it started falling to the ground and its only then the wings got opened to its surprise.

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The life that was once inside the darkness was now on its wings, flying, flying to new heights, all around those beautiful flowers and trees.

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Why it took so long, why only me?

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All these questions seemed unnecessary, as the beauty of the life was right there within those wings.

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Those wings took time to grow, nourish and color themselves but when they appeared it was the beauty of life.

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Exactly, that is how it is with us humans.

We do have those beautiful wings but they are not visible.

For some, they are in the cocoon, for some they have outgrown their shells and found those beautiful wings that have colors of love, care, kindness, patience etc.

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 And above all everyone has their unique color which they spread in world.

Some people find their color very early in life which is the reason of their being and some take time to realize that unique color.

But eventually, if you are not able to see or find your unique color then the world will help you find or realize that color sooner or later.

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Till then enjoy whatever phase you are in, whether its a cocoon or its a flying phase.

Its the Beauty

Cheers!

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