Struggle butterfly

 in Jersey Village - Eternal Martial Arts

A friend told me the other day a story about a little boy who came upon a butterfly's cocoon.  Naturally interested, he noticed some movement inside.  Seeing the butterfly inside struggling to open it's prison, he thought with the best intentions to help.  Using a sharp tool, he made an easy way of escape for the little bug.  Much to his chagrin, he hadn't helped the butterfly, but caused its inability to fly.  When the butterfly is emerging, the struggle to release itself is a critical part of the insect's formation and it serves to strengthen the wings.  When we as parents make things too easy for our children, we actually do harm.  As children struggle, they will learn about suffering, pain, and survival, just like the rest of us! 

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