Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of a butterfly as she pushes herself out of the cocoon?
There's definitely a choice she has to make: To stay in the cocoon or to push herself out.
If she decides to stay, she will surely die. Her cocoon can't feed her anymore.
Her cocoon is all she knows and can't fully trust anything else. But she isn't satisfied.
The truth is, if she pushes through, past the comfort, she'll find a world that was made for her.
Filled with abundance, and new heights for her to fly into.
It feels uncomfortable, opening and expanding her space of influence, finding herself outgrowing the space that has brought her to this moment.
But what's more uncomfortable is shrinking back and trying to fit into a space that she's outgrown.
We weren't meant to live in cocoons.
We aren't meant to shrink and fit a mold. Collapsing our wings and shrinking back to the life of a caterpillar, grounded, small, and directionless. It's not a natural occurrence in nature.
Throughout our lives we need to let go of our old selves, our old stories, so we can evolve into the next version of ourselves. That's what really is natural.
Photo credit: the amazing suzuran photography