End of one month. Beginning of another. THE WORK.
In the city I am currently living in, a city rich with history and beauty that has been covered up, I find myself empathetically connected to its renaissance, to its rebirth. I find myself in a moment of time that it has required a chipping away to find the original artwork, the original architecture. I find myself in transformation to find the original beauty within.
Transformation is often one of the more uncomfortable processes. It is the shedding of old. The delayering of limiting beliefs. It is the rewriting of stories, some of them painful to remember. It is the step into vulnerability and all the emotions that come with it. Transformation is forgiveness. Forgiving those that have hurt us, but more importantly, forgiving ourselves for the many times we have hurt others and have hurt ourselves by choosing not to stand in our truth.
Transformation is a process. It is the work. It can be very selfish. It can be very time consuming. But it is only through transformation that we find the golden beauty that has been hidden. It is a deep breath into an unveiling of a diamond we have been too scared to show because once we unveil our own work, we can never not see it and we can never not be responsible for it. We can never not be responsible for our happiness, our wealth in whatever form that is, our purpose, our experiences that make us grow, and the people surround us and inspire us to be the best versions of ourselves.
With that the quote of the month:
“The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished or the luster of it will never appear.” – Daniel Defoe