It is nice to stay out in the yard on a warm summer day to watch nature at work. The birds are chirping happily on the trees. The sky is clear and blue. The daisies and sunflowers are swaying in the breeze. Here and there, we see butterflies dart from flower to flower. We marvel at these beautiful, colorful insects that add beauty to the scenery.
As we know, a caterpillar undergoes a painful transformation in which it loses its old self and develops wings, legs, eyes, and other body parts to become a beautiful butterfly. There is something we can learn here. Like the butterfly, we can watch the pain that comes into our lives without becoming entangled with it. We watch the loss or suffering without any judgment or thinking. We leave things as they are so life can work its magic. We don’t add emotions or stories to events because we know that there is nothing we can add to the situation that will make it better. It is already fine the way it is. In short, we shed our old state of consciousness to make way for a new, enlightened state of awareness. This complete surrender puts our mind at ease. We then see the pain as just a flow of energy that passes through our being–nothing more. We become one with the situation. Out of this state of presence comes the solution, creativity, intuition, or right action. We discover the beauty that was hiding in the form and experience the blessings of life.