My personal philosophy is that Life is in the Overcoming.
There is no grace without choice.
I don’t always understand the overcoming, but I know that
growth is impossible without overcoming something.
Steve Whyte describes it as a pressing–like grapes for wine.
Maybe not #Crochet Ruminations, but ruminations nonetheless….
Everything about success in this life is about “the overcoming” of a variety of things. Overcoming is what growth is.
There are folks who seem to think that if everyone agreed, then all pain would cease to exist and everyone would be happy and successful. That somehow disagreement and a positive atmosphere cannot coexist in the same space.
However, I do not find this to be true.
Disagreement is essentially a growth opportunity to overcome something. Whether that is overcoming our own ignorance by learning new things from a dissenting point of view or overcoming the limitations of a single viewpoint by combining several points of view together into a successful bundle. Whether it’s overcoming by standing our ground in the face of opposition, or simply overcoming the discomfort of being in disagreement itself.
Just because someone disagrees with me or I with them does not mean that harmony does not exist between us. If anything, every opportunity to be shown another viewpoint is exactly that – an opportunity to grow.
Everything is destroyed and rebuilt every day.
Our points of view, our shedding skin cells, the food we eat. We must take life, consume it, digest it and purge it. Or we do not exist. There is always some level of risk, discomfort and disagreement.
Everything in nature bears this cycle. Every choice we make is a reformulation based on what we know and experience up to this point. With every shift of our paradigm, so do we shift… somehow.
And the lesson? That this moment is always about movement and evaluation. We do not stop moving, choosing, shifting and evolving. We do not stop.
Everything is about the overcoming.