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Will you become The Sword? August 15, 2012

Posted by viper42 in Motivation.
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Has anyone ever faced a challenge in their life? Of course. Physical, emotional, financial and personal challenges abound. Adversity is a part of our lives. I to have been dealing with personal problems of my own that are tough to handle in my own mind.

Without challenge, we never improve and we never learn. Without adversity we will not improve upon ourselves or the world we live in. Thats not to say it will really ever be pleasant. The thing I have noticed about adversity is that often how we see it in our minds determines our ability to cope or overcome the problem. It was not until I thought about the analogy of a sword that this unfortunate fact of life looked a little different.

If you have never seen a movie or read about how a sword is made, I will explain in brief. Essentially a blacksmith will take raw metal from the earth, go through a series of steps including heating the steel, hammering it, cooling it, shaping it. This process is exhausting, its uncomfortable, it takes time. But when its done, you have pure shiny steel. Its cut razor sharp. It has durability, it can last through the elements and sometimes becomes a work of art to those who see it.

If we were to look at the steel as us, and life as the blacksmith, some challenges might be handled mentally and physically a little better. With every fault we have life is putting us through fire. We are repeatedly hit. The difference between us and steel…emotion and pain. These are unique to us. That we can never change. But if we can look at our final result as a fine Steel Sword, it could sharpen our resolve to overcome. It can help us to release the strength within us to endure and overcome. Most importantly, the glimmer of coming through those challenges will serve as a light and inspiration to others.

If you are being challenged now…Strengthen yourself. Draw upon the strength of others for help. Commit to your fight. I shall look forward to seeing a true work of art in the end!

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