Change your inner perception and your life will adapt
Hello and welcome to my first blogpost ever!
Let me start today with a little inspirational story that I have read a couple of years ago. Back then it was exactly what I needed to hear.
Especially when you are in the middle of your busy life and things ain't working out the way they are supposed to, it is so easy to adopt the belief that "someone out there" must be against you. "Life" is throwing stones in your way to make you fall again and again. But...
...what, if this stone is exactly what you need right now? What, if life is FOR you, not against you? What, if the only reason for the stone to be in your way is to make you stronger? To make you grow and become an even better version of yourself?
The butterfly's struggle
"It was the early blossoming of spring and a girl was wandering through a garden when she discovered a cocoon hanging from the branch of a tree. It was almost time for a butterfly to emerge. Fascinated with her discovery she returned to the garden daily, enthusiastic to see all that would happen and hoping never to miss a thing.
One day a small opening appeared and the girl saw the butterfly struggeling to free itself from its cocoon and enter a new world. She watched intently - until the butterfly seemed to have stopped making progress. It appeared as if it had gone as far as possible and could go no further.
The girl made a sudden decision; she began to remove pieces of the cocoon that were obstructing the butterfly. Excited, she watched as the butterfly emerged, hoping its wings would unfold. But her excitement turned into dismay as the butterfly remained unable to move.
It was then that the girl realised what was happening: the cocoon was intended to create the struggle necessary for the butterfly to fly. In fact, it was not trying to escape... this was just nature's way of making its wings stronger. It occurred to the girl that the butterfly would actually be grateful to the cocoon for the struggle that they would share."
Sometimes all it takes is to change our perception. Stones on your way are not there to stop you, they might just prepare you to fly.
I hope this little story inspired you to look differently at difficult times in life. When you change your inner perception and see through the eyes of love, you will discover a world you have never seen before.