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Hope and Rebirth

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Rebirth

The concept of rebirth has always provided humanity with a sense of a new life and hope. Whether it is the idea of life after death, or the idea of the metaphorical rebirth from sin to purity, the idea of being reborn still provides much inspiration and motivation to us.

Even in everyday life, the old dies out and becomes new again. We fall into a state of unconsciousness every night, and become aware once again of the world around us in the morning.

Life kills our souls quite often. We fall into states of despair, hopelessness, sadness, sorrow, and depression at various stages in our lives.

Those are stages in life in which we must look into ourselves, let our old, tired, and feeble souls perish away, and bring life to a new self-realization that, so long as we can still breathe, there still is hope.

Our Tempests and Drizzles

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Shipping in a Tempest of a Rocky Coast

Our lives have weather systems of their own. And while there are days when we take shelter from the tempests that come crashing through, there are also those drizzles that remind us, after we survived those tempests, to always be prepared for whatever comes our way.

As you walk through your path in life, as you travel along your journey to whatever your destination – whatever your goal, dream, or aspiration – is, you will have to endure those harsh storms to see the magical beauty of the other side of those tempests. And, sometimes, when it all seems like sunshine and clear skies, there will be some delicate drizzles that shower you with a reminder that the road is still littered with potholes and perils.

But you will make it through those tempests of pain and sorrow, and you will smile through those light drizzles of minor problems and conflicts, and you will smile when you reach your destination – when you turn around and look at that long journey and those winding and cruel paths you crossed.

Overcoming the Walls in Life

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Brick Wall (by Oula Lehtinen)

We live our lives with goals and dreams somewhere in our conscience, only to find walls blocking the paths toward them.

These walls vary in height, and width. Sometimes a wall seems so high it blocks the sunlight that shines from our dreams and aspirations. Sometimes it is so wide that it will seem like forever to go around it.

The next wall can be a wall of steel, concrete, or bricks, and the idea of penetrating it or breaking it seems practically impossible.

And sometimes a high and wide wall may seem impenetrable, but beneath the façade, it’s just plaster and sheet-rock.

However high or wide those walls seem, whatever they are made of, you need to cross over to the other side to reach your destination.

Whether you have to go all the way around it, climb over it, or charge right through it, do whatever it takes to cross over the next wall and get to your destination.

The Furnaces of our Lives

In this world, we are the blacksmiths of our fate.

And the problems, challenges, and conflicts that cross our path during our journey through life are our furnaces and molding tools.

And our thoughts and decisions are our raw material.

And it is up to us to either use the material, the furnace, and the tools to create masterpieces, or just give up on it all and toss ourselves into the furnace and let it burn us into ashes. Never to be seen or heard from again.

And as we create one masterpiece after another, we must expect to face even harder tasks and hotter furnaces ahead.

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