The Butterfly and The Cocoon – Struggle Makes You Stronger (Motivational Video) Fearless Soul
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Transcript – Butterfly Cocoon – A Story of Struggle (Motivational Video) Fearless Soul
I came across this powerful story that really highlighted how our STRUGGLES form our greatest STRENGTHS.
When you listen to this story, see if you can apply it, not just to your life, but also to those who you love… sometimes you have the best intentions to help others through trying to eliminate their struggles, when really all they need is to know that they can handle it on their own.
The story goes like this:
There once was a man who came across a Butterfly cocoon. Curious to see the butterfly emerge, the man sat and watched for many hours as the butterfly struggled to force its body through a small hole. Then, nothing… the butterfly appeared to stop making any progress – it seemed to the man that the butterfly had gone as long and as far as it could and could struggle no more.
So, with the best intentions, the man decided he had to help the butterfly… he grabbed a pair of scissors and cut off the remaining bit of the cocoon.
With the cocoon cut open, the butterfly no longer had to struggle and emerged easily… however… as it emerged, the man noticed it had a swollen body, and small shrivelled wings… The man continued to watch, expecting the butterfly to grow it’s wings and fly away… However, this did not happen, the butterfly spent the rest of its very short life crawling around the ground with a swollen body and small wings, unable to fly.
Although the man had the best intentions, what he failed to understand was that the cocoon’s job is to provide the STRUGGLE and RESISTANCE the butterfly needs to GROW.
The restriction from the tiny opening of the cocoon is exactly what is needed because it forces fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings, which enables the wings to GROW and prepare it for FREEDOM once it EARNS its way out of the cocoon.
There’s a powerful life lesson here: Our STRUGGLES always give us STRENGTH. Sometimes the STRUGGLES we go through are exactly what we need to GROW and DEVELOP.
Although it is never fun in the moment… we can almost always look back on difficult moments as crucial times that changed us for the better in some way.
We all face struggle, and sometimes we watch those we love struggle as well – and although we don’t wish upon anyone hard times, we all need them for growth and for strength.
Trying to avoid struggle… taking the easy path… will only lead to a harder life… to greater struggles, later on.
Cursing the world and blaming struggles and circumstances for where you are will never help either.
You must FACE your struggles and LEARN from them, use the hard times of your past to your advantage. You must FACE YOUR STRUGGLES and believe you have the strength to overcome them. If you can do that, you WILL over come them.
There’s no shame in struggle… we all face our own battles in life… they are part of our journey, part of our STORY, pieces of our puzzle.
Next time you are going through a challenge or a struggle, remind yourself:
This struggle is STRENGTHENING ME.
This struggle is preparing me for something bigger and better BETTER.
This struggle was sent to make me STRONGER… WISER… BETTER.
It was sent to give me strength, so I can FLY.