It is not light that we need, but fire.
It is not the gentle shower, but thunder.
We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
Sometimes I wonder if plowing hard for work is worth it. And I often dream that I can escape to a faraway land, live in the midst of a beautiful green rice field or the ocean, spending my days doing nothing but collecting seashells. And how wonderful and carefree would that be?
But then I remind myself that humans are designed to do work. We are gifted with intelligence in order to solve problems, blessed with creativity in order to create, and empowered with the strength to run a race of endurance… If we choose to.
I know that rest is as important as work. But while I’m trying to find the balance between the struggle to catch a better future, and telling myself to breathe from day to day… I will try to remember that hey, at least this growing pain is a sign that I’m alive. That I’m still moving, searching, looking, for where this path would lead me.
Because at least… it would still be better than a life, spent in monotony, devoid of growth and change.
And I hope that we’ll always remember… that you can’t have the crops without plowing the ground. You can’t have the beautiful rain without the thunders and lightning. And you can’t have the ocean, without the roar of its many waters.
Because ultimately… there’s no comfort in comfort.
Hello guys. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’m not even sure if any of you still remember me. Haha. I’m currently swamped with overwhelming amount of work because of several new projects in my office. It’s not that I don’t want to write… but I barely have enough sleep as it is during the weekdays. And while I have so many one liner / short paragraphs / prompts that I’ve saved in my phone whenever an idea speaks to me… I didn’t have the time or the energy to actually sit down, chew on it, and write.
But yeah…it’s Saturday now. And despite of everything, I wanted to write this piece. Particularly because it’s a thought that strengthens me… and something, that I hope that would encourage you too, as we are learning the meaning of resilience.
Best of luck,