SAINTLY BUTTERFLYPublished: Jul 29th, 2020 11:11 pm
One day I was walking among beautiful plants and trees while on a silent retreat. Suddenly my eye caught a butterfly flying here and there from branch to branch and from a leaf to another leaf aimlessly. But that was only my imagination that the butterfly was in aimless flight!
After a while, it sat on a leaf of a plant and spread its wings as if to absorb the warmth of the sun. I was amazed to see its stillness even though the plant was swaying due to the blowing wind and many birds were flying around this plant! I became motionless watching the beauty of that butterfly. Then I lost the sense of time in witnessing the stillness of the butterfly.
I realized that almost an hour has passed by when that butterfly flew off from its stillness.
Later I started to ponder over this incident.
How this butterfly was able to sit in stillness with its wings spread when it could have easily become a prey for the birds flying nearby? Even the swaying of the plant and the leaf on which the butterfly was sitting could not deter its stillness!
Is it pointing to the dimension of insecurity to in security?
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