From a worm-like creature the caterpillar transforms into an exquisite butterfly.
This process, in which the former transforms into the latter and becomes an entirely new creature, as a result, has long fascinated me.
I truly believe that the life of a human being also consists of distinct moments of change/transformation but to go through the metamorphosis is entirely up to us.
According to Bernd Heinrich, Ph.D. professor of emeritus in the biology department at the University of Vermont on butterflies:
“new organisms”, he says, how utterly fascinating.
When examining the DNA and genes of butterflies this phenomenon can be better examined. Let’s take the set of genes that sit in a butterfly’s DNA dictated by the following chemical letters: A,C,T,G.
Throughout their lifetime, this sequence radically changes as shown in the diagram below (Diagram obtained from NPR.com):
Although DNA or gene changes would be out of the question for human species, one could think about expanding the mind through knowledge/experience as a way to re-code our lives. As such, it becomes evident that to change and become a butterfly we have to keep learning, growing and making ourselves extremely uncomfortable (at times) for the metamorphosis to take place.
I hope this theory resonates with you as much as it has for me.