If asked, would you prefer a completely stress free life or one with occasional stress, pressures, and challenges, you'd probably take the latter. This way of living could exists, if you lived in a remote village, rural community, or on a small populated island but in a capitalistic, over populated, well advanced society like the US, it would be nearly impossible. Yet that is perfectly fine because, physiologically, we need stress. Our bodies are wired to maneuver through it, and at a certain stage of cognition, we take our stresses, adapt, and allow our minds to take control and drive ourselves to seek balance and peace.
The quote goes, "When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds, and diamonds are made under pressure"- Peter Marshall. Pressure is completely transformational. Most of the time, losing what you thought you valued or being rejected, is the most transformational platform that can be placed in your journey. The challenge with pressure, is making sure to not succumb to complete idleness and a sense of defeat. I know friends (as well as myself)who've lost lovers, jobs, homes, great financial standings, health, and hope! and you know what, its OK!! Everyday, you can start over. Every moment, you can choose how you will stand; who you will be, and what you transform into!
My charge to YOU: follow a process in which you allow yourself to absorb, react, reflect, act, and share your experience. Life and the essence of BEing is meant to be transformational. Take the butterfly as an example. The caterpillar does not resist from one day creating a cocoon, to one day retreat, and later metamorphose into a beautiful creature. We can learn a lot from nature. Just know that any pressure that you are currently or will in the future will experience, will be the stepping stone to a greater possibility in your life, if you believe it to be so. Life is 10% what happens to us, and 90% how we react! Transform your mind, transform your body and transform your life!
Written By: Tiffany Wright