Friday, November 12, 2010

The final flight

Finally, a remarkably beautiful butterfly emerges from the cocoon. The other stages of this metamorphosis are the embryo, caterpillar and chrysalis. These stages are rather uninteresting and painful compared to the beautiful butterfly that it finally becomes. Yet inevitable.

As a human being I too have these stages. An embryonic stage, gestation time, infancy, teenage, adulthood, old age and death. The truth is that, these are only the initial stages of my life that meticulously shape me into the vivacious, colorful, lively butterfly, that is my eternal life.

Bible says: For now I see only a reflection as in a mirror; then I shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

I look to life on earth as a madatory preparation time. Family, friends, career, abilities, challenges, suffering etc are opportunities to mould me, so that, I grow wings, leave my cocoon behind and ecstatically  leap for the final flight to eternity, when the day comes calling.