The Cute Butterfly

Written by Gede Prama

In the time when the morning appears the night disappears, that is one of God’s faces as the law. The same thing happens to the growth of the human soul. When the children begin to recognize the importance of cleverness at school, innocence begins to be replaced by an irritable mind.

As we all know, in childhood the mind is not separated by the walls like bad-good, low-high, wrong-right. Everything is well-connected in wholeness. That is why children feel safe, comfortable, peaceful in the middle of nature. They have an abundance of energy.

Pursuing butterflies is one of wonderful memories for children. Certainly not to be caught. Not to be mocked. But there is a beautiful feeling inside while chasing after a butterfly that flew around. It is not the result that counts, but the process and the journey which is full of smiles and happiness.

It leaves traces of meaning in the soul, the human soul has wings. And these soul wings are here to beautify, not to make matters worse. And like a cocoon that evolves into a butterfly, the wings of the soul also evolve.

Seeing all beings are suffering, that’s a soul cocoon. The poor suffer because they find it hard to find food. Rich people are also suffering for fear of losing. Young people suffer because they have not found a job yet. Parents suffer for fear of losing luxury.

The last coccoon is slowly being matured by a very touching environment. Do not talk about the developing countries, even countries as mature as the United States are threatened to be closed because of conflict among the elites. The story of the nuclear war was lost for decades, now it appears again.

Merged into one, for the ordinary human eyes, mother earth is touching the heart. But for mature and luminous souls, this earth keeps calling to them and quickly shows cocoons evolving into butterflies that are sharing beauty here and there.

In our day, the world admired Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi. The world gave a very high appreciation to HH Dalai Lama. It is like bringing a bright light, learn to be absent from violence, looking at all beings with eyes which are full of acceptance, provide hands to serve, that is the way the cocoon of consciousness is evolving into a cute butterfly of beauty.

Borrowing one of Jalalludin Rumi’s old heritage messages: “Life is like living in a guesthouse, every day guests keep changing, sometimes visited by pain, some other times visited by pleasure, but whoever the guest, do not ever tire of sharing a smile”. This is a beautiful and cute butterfly that is deeply needed in this era.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama.
Photo: Shutterstock.
Proofread By: Kirsty Spence.

About the author

Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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