What do you see? Do you see a caterpillar's demise or do you see a butterfly storing up enough energy for its triumphant debut?
Life is full of amazing phenomenon we may never fully understand. What we see, and how we relate to things around us, makes all the difference in how we function day to day. What we see and how we process the world around us can extend our lifetimes. Why? Because people with a healthier view on life live longer, more productive lives. And by seeing the world in a promise of possibilities, obstacles are overcome, disaster or loss can be survived, and success outweighs failure, especially when failure looks like it might be the only option.
Coccoons can be stifling, uncomfortable places. They can also nourish mind, body and soul, popping up in places where miracles happen. Sometimes all we have to do is overlook the crust caking our lives in order to experience the fledgling beauty within, and around, us everyday.
Coccoons offer safe harbor. Coccoons give life. Coccoons take life back to the earth.
Here are some coccoons I see everyday.
1. A writing cave coccoons a writer's mind, giving him/her ease to write and a place to find the muse.
2. Music envelopes the listener, transporting him/her into another time or place, and invigorating moods.
3. A book coccoons readers, transporting them into a world they do not want to escape until they read The End.
4. Libraries protect and share ideals, at the same time coccooning readers, researchers and writers.
5. The White House is a coccoon for our Commander in Chief, the center of political order.
6. Buses and schools are coccoons for teachers and children.
7. Museums protect historical legacies, coccooning history for future generations.
8. Ambulances and hospitals coccoon the sick and comfort the dying.
9. Grocery stores, refigerators and freezers coccoon food, keeping it fresh for our consumption.
10. And last but not least, a mother's womb coccoons an unborn child.
People retreat into coccoons everyday. How we deal with the promise of possibilities can enrich our lives and help us understand our place in the world.
Can you name some coccoons you frequent in your life? Do you see a caterpillar or a butterfly?
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