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The Crocodile and the Butterfly

The Crocodile and the Butterfly

Once there was a young crocodile. He was lying on a log in a river, basking in the sun. He had a very serious look on his face – it’s a very intense business, being a crocodile! Crocodiles have a long history to live up to – as carnivorous predators, cold-blooded assassins, and direct descendants of the dinosaurs. This crocodile was pondering his great responsibility when all of a sudden, a beautiful red butterfly landed on his nose.

At first, he was indignant. Couldn’t she see that he was deep in thought, that he was contemplating serious matters? But she seemed oblivious, and every time he breathed, she would float up in the air and then gently return, caressing his nose with her velvet-soft wings. Then he’d breathe again, and up she’d go, and then gently she’d come back.

This became like a meditation for the crocodile, and the energy changed completely. He was mesmerized by the butterfly’s beauty and softness, and the energy of love began to grow between them. A happiness spread through his being. He was no longer a crocodile, and she was no longer a butterfly. They were one, in the union of love.

When humanity puts away its differences and comes back to the perfection of union, we will experience harmony and peace on this planet. But first, it must begin with our own hearts.

The ideal world is found within. There is nothing to change outside – we need only to heal ourselves.

Adapted from: Why Walk When You Can Fly, by Isha (New World Library, 2008).

Isha Judd is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher and author; her latest book and movie, Why Walk When You Can Fly? explain her system for self-love and the expansion of consciousness. Learn more at www.whywalkwhenyoucanfly.com.

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Isha Judd

Isha Judd is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher and author; her latest book and movie, Why Walk When You Can Fly? explain her system for self-love and the expansion of consciousness.

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5:55AM PDT on May 16, 2012

Love doesn't exist!

5:53AM PDT on May 16, 2012

nice drawing, stupid story

9:13PM PDT on May 15, 2012

Lovely story.

8:41AM PDT on May 15, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

10:23PM PDT on Aug 15, 2010

very nice!

9:34PM PDT on Aug 13, 2010

Lovely story.

8:48PM PDT on Apr 22, 2010

What a beautiful little story.

11:35PM PST on Mar 8, 2010

a simple yet meaningful story.thx

5:22AM PST on Feb 19, 2010

loved it!!!

10:17AM PST on Feb 17, 2010

This is beautiful! Thanks(:

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