They say you would have to lose your mind. Lose your mind in order to become undone. That is the process to finding yourself. You will become so undone that no remnants of society, past lovers, or family history can influence who you are meant to become. So… are you willing?
Willing to lose your mind. To become you. To become the true you like the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. You’d just have to lose your mind.
I’ve been feeling so lost lately.
Trying to navigate this tricky game that life plays. This game called Lost and Found. Some people have the upper hand- they know who they are. Others, much like me- have no idea who they are. Influenced by society, family members, past lovers, we, the others have been molded to become something entirely different than who we truly are.
This game that life likes to play has us go through endless journeys and various paths to find our very self. The self that life hid away because it is too precious to just be given. Or for the purpose of entertainment… I guess no one will ever know. Either way, through the process we scratch our skin from the thorns of a rose bush that we stopped along the journey to admire. We fall and scrape our knees from fear chasing us at night. We shiver and hope for the cold nights don’t take our lives this time.
Through it all, we move along. Because at the end of the day, we know somewhere hidden along the paths is our true self. This process of metamorphosis isn’t easy. It’s not quick. It’s time consuming. It’s pain and suffering. It’s endless nights of wandering and hoping. But just when you cannot bear anymore. When you are on the verge of giving up but continue to persevere, there you will find the metamorphosis take place. The caterpillar turning into a butterfly.
Inspired by: “You would have to lose your mind” by The Barr Brothers.