Bob Knight
Oct 24, 2019 · 1 min read

The butterfly — what an inspiring example of how nature teaches us by metaphors how to live and how to handle whatever life has to throw at us on a daily basis. I came across this butterfly in its last stages of release from the bondage of its cocoon. As I read up on butterflies, I learned that any help given to the butterfly to free it from its cocoon would result in it falling to the ground and dying. I’m reminded of a zen proverb, “Obstacles do not block the path, they are the path.” We have to accept what life gives us, and in the words of Sigmund Freud, “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” And the butterfly is beautiful.

Breaking Free

Bob Knight

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