Thursday, 10 June 2010

Reflection

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.
One day small opening appeared.
He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled
to force its body through that little hole.
Then it seemed to stop making any progress.
It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could,
and it could go no further.

So the man decided to help the butterfly.
He took a pair of scissors and
snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon.
The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a
swollen body and small,shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch the butterfly
because he expected that, at any moment, the wings
would enlarge and expand to be able to support the
body, which would contract in time.

Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent
the rest of its life crawling around with a
swollen body and shriveled wings.
It never was able to fly.

What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not
understand was that the restricting cocoon and
the struggle required for the butterfly to get
through the tiny opening were Allah's way of
forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly
into its wings so that it would be ready for flight
once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in
our lives. If Allah allowed us to go
through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us.
We would not be as strong as what we could have been.
We could never "fly"!

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