Breaking out of a cocoon seems easy; however, it is an arduous process. It’s like coming into your own, recognizing and knowing truly knowing who you are and what you are capable of.
The transformation process can be grueling, just ask the butterfly. It’s got to be difficult to be the caterpillar one day and morph into the butterfly the next.
Another transformation is the ugly duckling. The duckling most times starts life not even realizing that he is ugly. He just thinks he is one of the boys. He has no idea that his fellow ducklings are talking about him behind his back, making fun of him when he is not looking and shunning him.
The time comes when he begins to feel like he is different from his brothers; he notices that other ducklings, his dad and his siblings react differently to him. It hurts him to think that there could possibly be no love for him. He stills wonders.
The questioning for him becomes a nagging thought of what is wrong with him and why was he made to suffer in this way? The most unsettling thing about the whole issue is nobody wants to come out and tell him he is a strange looking duck. This kept him in the dark and the rest of the ducks continue to ostracize him.
Then, the day comes when the light begins to shine for him and everything that he went through was worth the beauty that he had become when he turned into a beautiful swan. All those ducklings that scorned him were now trying to be all around him and get his attention.
He continued to be the same loveable duck, only now she was a beautiful swan.
The moral of this story is to not worry about your stuff, your junk, your “story “because when you transition, all the people that were talking about you will want to support you and be in your inner circle. You continue to be you and don’t allow yourself to be anybody else.
Now you know who you are and you see why you had to go through those awful times.