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Death of the caterpillar is the birth of a butterfly - Suresh Padmanabhan

If you look at the caterpillar one would never like it much. It is not beautiful to look at, it crawls very ugly. Everyone likes the butterfly; the beauty of a butterfly is just stunning. But few know that it is the ugly caterpillar which transforms into a beautiful butterfly. And hence the end of the caterpillar is the birth of a butterfly. The ugly dies and the beautiful is born. But the beauty is born from the ugly. See the magic of the Nature. How does this happen? And what does it teach us?

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a 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.

The man felt that he should do something about it. So he 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.

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 God'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. Now sadly the butterfly could never fly.

When we look at this situation it is very much like our life. Many a times we are just in a hurry to get out of our problems. We should understand that problems come into our life to take us to the next level. Look back into your own life, maybe you had a huge loss of money, and this very loss taught you a big lesson and later on you started making big money because you had learnt. Now are you not grateful that the problem happened because without it you could never have made it big.

So called negative incidents or problems propels you higher than positive incidents where the growth is only gradual. I remember in my own life I lost a huge amount of Money in the stock market. That made me very sad and depressive. For nights I used to wonder: Why is god doing this to me? Why do good people get bad things? I used to feel hurt at my life.

This incident made me think more about Money and it's mysterious. I did a lot of Research on Money, Karma, Spirituality, Human Powers and what not… I discovered "Money Workshop" which I have been taking for the last 8 years with huge success all across the world. My life and others who attended Money Workshop fully transformed.
Right now if you are having a problem please understand that you need to be aware that a great transformation is under process. Problems come to give us power. You can choose to see the problem or the transformation. Don't fight with the problem for the problem stays longer and longer. Make the problem your friend. Ask your inner wisdom what the problem is trying to teach me. Learn and go to the next level. Then you would have understood a big secret of making every problem a stepping stone towards success.

The death of a problem is the birth of success.

(Suresh Padmanabhan is the author of the International Bestseller- “I Love Money” now translated in more than 10 Indian and International Languages. He is also the creator and coach for Money Workshop a program to develop consciousness in the areas of Money, Wealth Creation, Prosperity and Spirituality. He has conducted numerous workshops both in India and Overseas. Website

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Comment by Rishi Babbar on March 28, 2011 at 3:16pm
Its a great story and I understood that very well and I M personally experiencing this and I M very Thankful to God that I have got an opportunity to be a member of this wonderful Organisation and I M learning a lot from the persons who are associated with this Group and my special thanks to Mr Sandeep who is very generous and very helpful all the time!!!!!!!!!!!THANKS GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Neelam on March 28, 2011 at 1:18pm
I liked it. its boosting as i am going through a very tough time.

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