Most people when they hear the word metamorphosis they immediately define the term with one of earth’s simpler life sources. They expound the definition by referencing a stage of transformation where Caterpillar larva evolves from their cocooned state of existence and the birth of mature life unfolds into a beautiful butterfly. That’s metamorphism. The transformation stage in life where the origin of life in both anatomical and conscious levels of awareness empower and actualize all forms of life. When we apply this single concept of metamorphoses to human nature, B. F. Skinner theorized that all organism develop through a process of positive or negative reinforcement as we encounter life’s experiences. Those experiences are stimuli or shall we say learning catalysts on the road to actualization. Stimuli provide the underlying theory to all learning, adaptation, and transformation. It is through this acquisition of knowledge that we morph our unique abilities and personas into instrumental individuals of conscience.
Every day I encounter individuals en-wrapping or cocooning themselves. Searching for the righteousness of their hearts, while some look to rewrite their sullied pasts. We all have shortcomings and fall short of perfection its a truism that exist in every individual. Each day that life provides extension we have the power to reinvent ourselves; to strive for balance and harmony in our lives. To correct the flaws of our being, while embracing the courage to strengthen our lives for a greater utility. That utility is your life’s purpose. When we understand that life is better in its simpler form we gain worldly perceptions free from disillusionment’s of people, places, or things. It is from this lucidity of learning that active catalyst are reinforced into our psyche. These behavioral patterns influence and stimulate our self-concepts, self-identities, and our paths to self- actualization.
When we self-nurture, we are metamorphosed into confident, aspiring, successful individuals. When we self-neglect, we will eventually self-destruct. The power of self-introspection shadows our thoughts and perceptions. The shadow of our existence lingers over all our practices. It’s there when we are meditating, jogging, working, educating, painting or belly dancing. When the light of your metamorphoses begins to illuminate within encourage it, nurture it, and protect it. Protect whatever vice you choose to support enlightenment. Life is about learning, growing, evolving. Learn to be present in your lives; to be fully aware when the catalyst of your conscience turns the key in your soul and begins the transformation of your life. Remember, to always live, breathe, and speak in authentic truth, it will aid in your quest to defining you.