Do you know how metal is made into a sword? It is passed through fire and then cooled with water, a hammer beating it into the correct shape. And with each pass through the fire, the metal becomes stronger and more resilient. Then it is polished and sharpened, a gleaming, beautiful expression of power.
This is how I see myself. Each experience of my life has been a pass through the flame, each awakening the cold dash of water, the love and support of my family and friends is the polishing away of my rough edges, the education of life is the sharpening my skills, creating the wisdom to live more clearly.
“Today I will be grateful for the process of being the best human I can be, knowing that each experience brings the gift of self-knowledge and growth.”