Are You A Diamond In The Rough or The Rough That A Diamond Is In?

Diamond In The Rough?

I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage “diamond in the rough“.

With that said, I would like to pose this question to you, “Are you are diamond in the rough or the rough the diamond is in?

Natural diamonds are created under extreme pressure and heat. It takes thousands of years under this pressure for beautiful diamonds to be formed.

Of course, you will not be around long enough to endure thousands of years of extreme heat and extreme pressure.

However many humans endure extreme pressures from the communities they were born into; the families they were raised by; pressures of their jobs, pressures by their financial situations and so much more.

With all the pressures of today, one can choose to come out on top and be a “diamond in the rough” or choose to continue to be part of the rough that surrounds diamonds.

The Diamond Road Is Not Easy

I’m not saying it is easy. It is a very trying process to come out of the rough in the form of a brilliant diamond. One will only know if this process is possible if they try.

I will warn you, to be aware of your surroundings and those you choose to surround yourself with, because just like people will fight and do anything for “blood diamonds,” they will do the same in regards to you (the diamond).

Beware of the motives of others and be an impervious diamond

Everyone that you think will be for you is not for you. They might be what you are for or what you can do for them, but will not be for you.

Keep your third eye wide open, so you can see those that are truly for you (confidants) and those that are what you are for, as well as those that are on your side because you both oppose the same thing (comrades). You can find out more about confidants, constituents and comrades by clicking here.

~ Soul Food by April Sims