Saturday, March 20, 2010

Quote Me - Kahlil Gibran

Perhaps time's definition of coal is a diamond.
~Kahlil Gibran

Most natural diamonds are formed in high-pressure and high-temperature conditions well below the Earths mantle.

Time can be a bit like that for us - high-pressure and high-temperature.

Time Machine Beaded Stone by Gwen Beads

We all lead busy lives now. In between our paid jobs, our family/home-life and our craft, we never seem to have enough hours in the day to complete everything on our to-do lists.

A Passage in Time Necklace by tlady

But, when you stop and think... in a way we are a little like the diamond-producing coal...
How, I hear you ask?

We work hard, we play hard, we sometimes don't stop and listen to our bodies messages - we put ourselves under a constant pressure "to-do".

And then there is an almighty eruption - our temper gets the better of us, we seem to be in a constant grump, we get sick.
Not exactly diamond material I know, but it takes deep volcanic eruption to bring a diamond to the surface - kind of like our own melt-down where you stop and re-assess your priorities, your needs, what makes you happy, your health.

Black Diamond Earrings by 2 Belles

So take the time, I dare you.
Take an afternoon to yourself. Farm the kids out to a friend, leave the housework, down tools - it will all be there tomorrow.
Take some time for yourself - after all, you are a diamond.

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mcstoneworks said...

Great post. Sounds like something we should all do more often.

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

What a great idea! Thank you!

thisnortherngirl said...

Taking some time for ourselves makes everyone around us happier :) Beautiful selection of pieces.

angie said...

Excellent selections and very good post today - thanks!

tjrjewellery said...

Great message! Definitely need to take some time to oneself periodically!

Cat said...

Very well put, thanks - I guess we all need that kick from time to time!

AMDesignsbyAngela said...

Thought provoking post...and lovely picks!

Bonnie said...

I like the way you think!

gwenbeads said...

I like the way you think too. I made my Time Machine bead in hopes it would give me more time to do what I want to do. So far, so good. Thank you so much for posting it!

Leilani said...

I love Khalil Gibran and this message like most of his words ring true...