THE DOOR THAT OPENS INWARDS
It takes one kind of strength to break down a door, and entirely another kind of strength to sit patiently and wait for a door to open.
The reason patience has always been seen as a great virtue is due to the fact that the transformational doorway cannot be opened by any amount of force. Total surrender is the only key which can unlock this particular door.
Every journey through the unknown is challenging. If we are afraid of the unknown, the journey will seem much longer, and more perilous, than it really is.
If you want to travel by train from Paris, to Venice, you will have to pass through several long mountain tunnels. There is no light inside a mountain, but would you jump off the train just because it got dark outside?
Every journey, especially one through a mountain, requires us to have faith. "if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you".
Light consists of photons, and because light carries no electric charge, light can never directly interact with other light. Therefore, light cannot block other light, and so, light can never cast a shadow.
The metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly is living proof that it is possible to break the bonds which hold matter together, and reassemble them in a completely different order. and live to tell the tale.
How incredible is that?
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination".
BACK TO THE GARDEN
When a human egg is fertilised, it begins rapidly multiplying. One cell divides into two, two into four, four into eight, and so on and so forth. It is like an explosion in slow motion, The end result is a living sentient being.
A bomb exploding in the outer world produces chaos; the consequences are almost impossible to predict with any accuracy. An explosion in the inner world produces a very predictable and highly organised end result.
In the case of the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly the key triggering the dissolution of the former 'self', is still not obvious. But what can be said for certain, is that no significant transformation can occur until the former self has been completely dissolved.
SOMETHING TO CONSIDER
As far as transformation is concerned, it is obvious that the door can only open inwards. Once the process has begun, there is no turning back. We have to surrender everything, or we can never become anything more than we are.
Before you faint from fear, consider this; If a crawling worm can be transformed into a flying flower then how much greater must the potential for our own transformation be?
If something as fragile as a butterfly can emerge out of the darkness, so can you.
“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass,
God is waiting for you”
Werner Heisenberg Quantum physicist