Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Diamonds are the crystalline form of carbon, transformed by extreme heat and pressure. The constant pressure of billions of years eventually transforms the worthless chunk of coal into a valuable precious stone.

Life works in a similar fashion.Tumultuous situations and pressures of life can be converted into wonderful opportunities. And it doesn't have to take billions of years. The moment we shift our consciousness and recognize the spiritual value concealed within our hardships, a sparkling, new diamond is formed. Today, focus on transforming your negative situations into positive ones.


nuh ibn zbigniew gondek said...

As salaam alaikum.

Thanks for popping by my site today and leaving up the campaign link.

In our Quran, Salat and sadaqah are tied together many times. Inshallah, true social justice will come to our Ummah.

I will go make a nafl salat and dua'a now for this noble effort.

Wa salaama,

nuh ibn

Gayle said...

Hunh??? I find the above comment a bit hard to fathom.

Anyway, it's a beautiful post, Serendip, and exactly right! :)

serendip said...

Gayle:rofl...obviously, he hasn't read my blog for long...hahahaha

Jungle Mom said...

This is beautiful! I can attest to the truth of trials bringing forth strength and beauty!

Frieda said...

We all need reminders like this post. thank you.

serendip said...

Thank you all for commenting.

To gondek: Tell us more about your ummah...if you can.

Rosemary said...

Beautiful analogy.

Just one note. I will never buy any diamonds until they stop the raping, murder, enslaving, and kidnapping of children and others in Africa to their dirty work to gather the stones. I will stick with Turquois and Opals. :)

A Jacksonian said...

Do remember that for being the hardest of all minerals, that does *not* make it fireproof. It is just carbon and burns. High pressure and heat in an anerobic environment gets you diamond.... your wedding ring under the broiler gets you soot and a metal band.