Charcoal – Diamond!

I read a quote somewhere, which just hit the right spot…

‘Diamond is nothing but a piece of charcoal that could handle stress well!’

Diamond

Now how amazing is this quote, which reduces a so called priceless and the most sought after item like diamond into something readily available object like coal used in mundane tasks like say cooking….The beauty of this quote is that, it emphasises on the power of perception.

The underlying meaning of this quote is nothing but, from hundreds of pieces of charcoal, we turn only a few into this priced object…signifies the true potential of the coal which endures all the processes that it goes through ultimately to give us this most sought after and priceless object of most women’s affection.

Now to apply this analogy to real life, where each of us goes through the routine ups and downs, but if you notice, some of us do not have it easy ever…There will be loads of us, who would have had tough lives in every step of the way, be it family issues, schooling, relationship issues, difficulties at work, marital issues, tough luck or no luck in child bearing, etc…in effect we begin perceiving us as victims of bad luck, bad fortune, and generally prone to difficult lives…and thus the assumption that why some of us are born with a silver spoon while rest of us are doomed to perpetual pain and misery at every step of our lives..

But the beauty of life is in its non-conformities. And these are the very challenges that end up giving us strength to carry on and face the circumstances thrown at us head on…Its these tough situations and circumstances in our lives, that end up shaping our persona and make us handle any pressures of life with so much ease and level headedness, that some who have had all their whims fulfilled would not really be able to comprehend… what actually went behind making our personas so strong…

And that’s really the reason, why we have only One Gandhi, One Madiba, One Bill Gates, One Mother Teresa, One Mallala, One Sachin and so on….from the crores and crores of people inhabiting this earth…

So either you can play a victim and curse everybody around and the circumstances for how your life turned out to be…or you could decide to lift the torch of your failures and challenges, reignite the learnings from them and move ahead shedding light to the ones behind you, thus empowering them by sending a message – ‘If you could do it, so can they’.

It’s not the circumstances or challenges in one’s life that define a person, but its how one perceives those challenges and is willing to make the necessary changes and ready to face them head on, that truly defines ones character… And that’s when all those little failures, the early days of struggle come in handy…when the feeling of utter hopelessness and worthlessness had bogged us down and stagnated us, and how we gathered the power and ultimately pushed forth tearing down the wall of ‘NO I CANT DO THIS…to ‘YES…I’m gonna crush this challenge…once again the way, I’ve done it in the past and no one but me can stop me from coming ahead in life’…

And that’s what ends up making us so unique and priceless, just as a simple coal ends up being into something as exquisite and rare as a diamond…

So in a way, it’s good that, not all coal can be turned into priceless diamonds, it’s only the handful of us, who have the endurance of sustaining this grueling tests that life throws at us which end up shaping our unique persona, make us worthy of being crowned as the rare diamonds that we are…

Every individual has the potential to grow into something exceptional, provided he/she realises their true strength… and are willing to hone it…to ultimately turn themselves into the priceless stone that shines forever…

And that’s the mark of true humanity and the real game of perception…

Cheers!

Happy Weekend…

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