Are you breaking Wings just to keep the Dragonfly with you?
Today, I was listening to some stories of how our grandparents spent their childhood and the types of entertainment they had.
In a casual conversation, one of them remarked:
“We used to catch dragonflies. I Love them. So we used to catch them and take their wings off. Now they won’t fly and will be beside me. I get to have them until it dies!”
For a second, this left me struck.
I couldn’t think of anything else than this at the moment.
And then, I realised — isn’t this what we all have been doing?
To Pets, to People, to everything we supposedly ‘Love’?
We chain dogs and trap birds, so they don’t ‘go away’.
We restrict those animals and their own innate abilities to wander, explore and live their lives to the fullest so that they just be with us.
Tied to the Couch.
Have you ever asked yourself how this is more of a Human Trait than just a behavioural coincidence with Animals?
We prioritise our ‘Love’ to demolish the dreams and passions of those around us.
If you say, ‘Animals can’t talk’ or ‘they don’t have the passion like humans’,
Are you doing the same to humans as well?
Are you chaining people around you in the name of Love?
Do you think, you cannot do certain things because someone told you not to?
Do you expect your partner to not do certain things because you love them?
What is it?
Is it not breaking the wings and chaining people?
How many times, have you said NO to someone and broke their wings just because you want them to be with you?
How many times, have you been restricted by your parents or those around you in the name of Love? In the name of Protection?
Isn’t it breaking the wings?
Sometimes, what takes humans through the difficult phases of life, is the hope that someday it will change.
Someday, it will all eventually get better.
But do you know how many humans, almost forget their hope or even the dreams of a better life just because they don’t see it across the people they Love?
Does Love make you do things that dread others?
Be it your kids or parents or partner or anyone around.
Do you have an invisible chain or are you chained with that invisible chain that prevents you from doing what you want to do?
If so, you need to understand this:
Sometimes, Love isn’t about keeping someone close. It's about setting them Free.
Love is Freedom. Love is uncontrolling. Love is Uplifting, Love is Elevating.
If your relationship or parenthood or the space you are in, doesn’t give you that — that’s not where you belong.
You belong in a space, where you aren’t afraid to spread your wings. A Space where you are free to explore your innate potential. A Space where you feel your personal Best.
Humans are born with profound innate potential. But many of them die without even knowing it.
Just because their wings are cut.
In the name of Love…
If you still insist it's Love.
My Grandmother said — She loved the Dragonfly.
And she does know, breaking the wings will eventually kill it….
She still wants to keep it close... even if it's for a brief amount of time, leaving it to die…without even flying where it's supposed to.