Friday, November 22, 2013
4S + ES = Peace & Strength
I laughed yesterday as I wrote what some folks would call a mathematical equation, I stood in a college classroom and wrote on the board: "4S + ES = Peace & Strength." When I was at St Francis High School, I struggled with Algebra. My brain couldn't grasp the concept of putting letters and numbers together. Now, here I was doing my own form of Algebra.
Four Seasons + Embracing Struggle = Peace & Strength
Fall, Winter, Spring Summer + Conflict = P&S
Letting go, Pausing, Starting fresh, Celebrating + Go with the flow of life = P&S
Forgive, Meditate, Plan, Praise + Learning from mistakes = P&S
The seasons of life change and there will be conflict - change does not happen without conflict. A butterfly struggles to be free from its cocoon. A diamond in made in a hot, deep and dark place. A Pearl is made from an irritant in an oyster. A muscle is made stronger by resistance. A broken heart is capable of loving in a more excellent way. Letting go of resentment, learning a lesson, being prepared and smiling are just another synonym for the 4 Seasons. Climbing a mountain and enjoying the view is another way to embrace the struggle.
Thanks for your time.
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