caterpilar

We’re Talking about a metamorphosis…we’re talking about going from a caterpillar to butterfly…we’re talking about how to become a butterfly. I mean: the caterpillar isn’t walking around saying: Man I’ll soon be a butterfly because: as long as he’s busy being a caterpillar he can’t be a butterfly. It’s only when caterpillarness is done that one starts to be a butterfly and that again is part of this paradox…you cannot rip away caterpillarness…
—  Ram Dass, form Be Here Now