This was shared with me and I find that this is so true. I hope that your journey, whatever it may be, takes you farther than you ever thought possible!
A man saw a cocoon outside his
window. He was delighted, and watched it for days.
Eventually, he saw it start to twitch or
wiggle. This went on for days. He couldn't stand to
watch the struggle any longer, so he got some scissors
and made a little snip in the cocoon.
The "butterfly" wings
started to pop out. The next day, the situation
looked the same, so the man made another snip and more
of the butterfly's wings popped out.
On the third
day, he finished with another little snip and a little
butterfly emerged, wobbly and weak.
The man looked again the next day and the
butterfly was still sitting on the branch. It hadn't
And the next day was the same. No flight.
Sadly, the man soon learned, the butterfly would never
A butterfly "earns" its right to fly (its ability to
fly) through the struggle of fighting it's way out of
its cocoon. The struggle, builds the blood vessels of
the wings and sets the proper circulation.
No struggle. No flight.
So never underestimate the value of your struggles.