Monday, 9 June 2014
Like a Butterfly
Written by Mathew Naismith
A caterpillar will only become aware of it’s truer purpose to life once it nourishes itself on the fruits of life to finally become what it was all along, a butterfly. While living as a caterpillar, it is ignorant of it’s truer self and purpose to life. The question is, are we the caterpillar or the butterfly?
Some people are caterpillars, some people are butterflies but some are also pupating between these two distinctly different existences, does it matter which one we are and the answer is of course is no because we are all butterflies in a sense.
Not all caterpillars become butterflies because of life’s ventures; this is no big deal as we will get it next time around. The reasons some of these caterpillars don’t become butterflies will be because of lack of nourishment, for it’s within our nourishment will we find our truer selves and our truer purpose to life to finally become a butterfly. It does not matter how we nourish ourselves as along as we nourish ourselves enough to become what we truly are. You could look at nourishing ourselves through life as being awareness building, the more we nourish ourselves on the fruits of life the closer we are becoming aware of our truer selves and our truer purpose to life. Life itself is nourishment, it’s how we take this nourishment not what nourishment we take that defines if we will pupate into a butterfly or not. This is in reference to all systems of belief we take on, does it matter as long as we still become aware of our truer selves and our truer purpose to life?
Does it matter if we pray, meditate, eat right, sit right and so on? No because everything in life is nourishment, some of these nourishments will assist us more but in the end it’s how we take these nourishment that matter. If a butterfly nourishes itself on the correct food it will become aware of itself quicker but does it really matter if it takes longer eating less nourishing foods? I suppose it does to the ego but that is all. Judging that we must nourish ourselves in a certain way otherwise we are not doing it right is of the ego and ego is one nourishment that can extensively delay or cancel out the process of becoming a butterfly.
Yesterday I participated in our annual pub crawl in Maryborough QLD Australia; to some people they would judge this as being so and so which again is of the ego. No I wasn’t drunk at the end of the day, accept on life, but I was tipsy, actually very few people seemed inebriated on the day to any great extent. Like I said many people judge this as being so and so and again judgment denotes ego and the ego is one nourishment that can extensively delay or cancel out the process of becoming a butterfly. In all does this even matter how we become a butterfly as long as we do in the long or short run? It doesn’t to me.
I thought I would share a few pics from the day. I should also emphasis they don’t call this day a pub crawl anymore but a pub fest which is more socially accepted.