The caterpillar, like us, knows in ways that are not rational that transformation happens, sometimes in major ways and sometimes in minor ways. The caterpillar, like us, doesn't know what will be, but knows nonrationally something will be. Transformation happens if we fight it or not; allowing it takes some trust and courage; the more we allow it, the more it happens; we go through it alone even if with others. In my early beliefs about life, I was a pupa in my chrysalis while life was evolving me into someone very different than I imagined. Important factors that help me dissolve my ideas about myself and enjoy the experience of life itself growing me are: openness to learn about what appears to me to be true; openness to listen to my heart and pursue what my heart says is right; trust that life is much bigger than me and is living me more than I am living it; trusting the process of living and letting go of trying to control outcome.
On Apr 4, 2020 David Doane wrote :