Butterflies in NY – 60 days of living life
Next week I go to New York for our annual journey to Egypt. We all meet at JFK and then fly together to Cairo. I can’t believe it’s here already! This past year has gone so quickly!
Each year I always go to New York for a few extra days and one of the things I always do while I’m there is to go to the butterfly exhibit at the Natural History Museum. The exhibit is only there for a certain number of months each year and it’s incredible. You go into a small room that is very warm and humid and has hundreds and hundreds of butterflies. You can also see the butterflies in different stages — egg, caterpillar, chrysalis to fully formed caterpillar.
I love butterflies, not only because they are so beautiful and intricate but because they represent two things that I am consumed by – transformation and living a full life.
Transformation – A butterfly starts out as an egg and then becomes a caterpillar, this worm like creature that is moving around in the dirt. And then it suddenly transforms into this amazing, incredibly beautiful and awe-inspiring creature. A teacher of mine once said, “the butterflies know exactly when they are supposed to go within and begin the process of transformation”. It’s just like us. We can make a decision to transform our lives and our relationships. Even if we are feeling really awful and sluggish and down in the dirt, we can go within and we can be transformed!
Living a Full Life – Butterflies have a very short life, depending on the species. Some live only for a week or so, some Monarchs can live to be 9 months. The average is about one month. But what a month it is! Being able to fly around, being free, eating nectar, looking beautiful, going from flower to flower — that’s a pretty wonderful life.
Can you imagine how you would live your life if you only had a few months? I’ll bet you’d be living it differently from how you’re living it right now. But wait — that’s the whole problem. We think because we have years, instead of months, that it’s different, that we have plenty of time. Plenty of time to somehow start having a wonderful life of feeling free. But of course you know that’s not true.
This past week I watched again Steve Jobs’ commencement address that he gave at Stanford in 2005. In it he says “live every day as if it’s your last because one day you’re going to be right”. Ironically, he says in the speech that he had just beat cancer, but tragically, we all know that turned out to not be true. He died 6 years later at the age of 56.
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