Life is a process of becoming. From the moment of birth the process begins through a combination of the stages we go through—infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood. In the early stages we move from one to another because there isn’t any choice. We can’t spend the rest of our lives in diapers or dragging around our security blanket!

Many times during the stage of adulthood, however, the process of becoming abruptly ends. Very often once people reach a particular state, they remain fixed in it.

Curtailing this process defies the law of physics that states the universe is a universe of true becoming. At a personal level it stops us from evolving into who we truly are. After all, isn’t that what the journey is about —the refinement of our soul through time? At a universal level, it’s about honoring the gift of life by accepting the privilege and responsibility to give back by becoming more.

Kick-start the process of becoming by making a fundamental life choice to become all that you are meant to be. Raise the bar on your inward and outward standards. Dedicate yourself to all the things you aspire to become and step away from the things that hold you back. Think of yourself akin to a caterpillar! As it grows it splits and sheds its skin four or five times before its metamorphosis into a butterfly.

It’s important to stay present with tapping into the essence of your true nature and not to get lost in the future by aspiring for more. Remember that devilish ego always grabs hold of “the more!”

Master the art of becoming by heeding the words of Nelson Mandela: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?”

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  • Dr. Amol Ashok Pawar

    Nice to read your article. “Metamorphosis and personal evolution” is something I am contemplating too. Looking forward to read more.

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