24 June, 2009

From Caterpillar to Butterfly

In order for the caterpillar to become a butterfly, it must first give up its form.  It cannot be attached to looking as it currently does and still transform.  I like to think of the difference between change and transformation as follows:

Change is “to make different in some aspect.”  Or, in other words, “to alter an existing thing.

Transformation is “giving up one form for another (such as giving up being an orange for being an apple).”  Or, in other words, “to become something entirely different.”

Transformation can only occur when we give up being what we believe ourselves to be.

If we want to transform ourselves into loving human beings, we can do that…..but only after giving up “knowing” ourselves in our predispositioned way of being - - as beings of judgment.  If we give up being judgmental, we can become understanding, and by that avenue we can become loving individuals.

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