Most people see a butterfly, but don’t comprehend,
That the journey it took to become one’s immense,
Such a stark transformation, from humble beginnings,
Surviving hardships, to harness, the laws of physics.
Defying gravity, thanks to their hope and persistence,
A warrior’s heart, gave them wings that now glisten,
There’s so much more to them, than beauty and grace,
They fly, thanks to the bold choices they’ve made.
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When you see the personification of a butterfly, are you blinded by its seemingly effortless elegance?
Some people become envious of its graceful motion, assuming that it must have had an easy life, and that it can’t possibly have ever faced a tough decision, or fought for anything before. Fluttering about like its larger than life.
How wrong could they be! A butterfly is something that we should aspire to be like, it wasn’t content with its constrained abilities, instead it battled to survive long enough to do something about it, to work towards gaining the necessary tools to elevate itself.
Its wings may appear to be delicate, but they are strong enough to take it wherever it wants to go. Their extravagant colours may encourage people to label them cute, but they are actually its camouflage, its identity, its warpaint!
So remember, what we see or pay attention to, does not fully represent what we are looking at. Our limited understanding, is formed from our assumptions, so don’t assume, strive to understand more about other beings instead, by taking the time to ask, to listen, to feel, to learn… and to grow.
Love and Respect always,
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