My friend Lorie Yuhas is a wordsmith. She pounds rocks. Literally and figuratively.
Let me tell you… it takes a special person to see beauty in some rocks. These are pieces… throwaways, if you will. Some can see it because they take the time and effort to look very close for the inclusions, scars, gems that sparkle when most of the time it is taken for granted. Some “rocks” seen alongside the road or in a gravel pit may not be pretty from afar, but pick one up, run water over it and you will see its true beauty shine through with sparkles as if to say thank you for taking the time to notice. Cut it open and see what’s inside. Some have beautiful crystals! A pure beauty that most people don’t take the time and effort to search for. But to think that this is a tiny pebble or geode that God created initially and the earth created thousands, sometimes millions of years ago. Amazing!
The type of person who takes this time can see this obvious but sometimes hidden beauty is also a person who can appreciate it, nurture it and display it. Same thing with us humans….Sometimes people may have a hard crust on the outside but beautiful sparkles on the inside. Sometimes you just have to clean them up and look inside. However, the initial effort is to stop, look and observe closely. In most cases you will find pure raw hidden beauty. – Lorie Yuhas
There are many “rocks” in the world.
We are not outwardly beautiful.
We don’t sparkle.
Our crystals are hidden to the naked eye.
Sometimes we need polishing,
sometimes a shower,
sometimes to be around fellow “rocks”.
Sometimes we need to be seen and heard
in order to shine brightly –
and show our sparkle.
Notice the “rocks”
pound them open (figuratively)
get to know them,
look closely at their hearts –
not the outside appearance.
could be in store for you,
you could help a “rock” find it’s true potential –
heal, so to speak,
it may be the best decision you ever made.
“We may be floating on Tao, but there is nothing wrong with steering. If Tao is like a river, it is certainly good to know where the rocks are.”
― Deng Ming-Dao, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony