Thursday, February 28, 2013

What is Left Behind?

e·ro·sion The group of natural processes, including weathering, dissolution, abrasion, corrosion, and transportation, by which material is worn away from the earth's surface.

I usually don't like starting a blog with a formal definition of a word but it's relevant.

Key takeaways from the aforementioned definition?

"natural processes" and "...material is worn away"

Now, let's redefine it as it pertains to the human spirit.

The group of human processes, including jealousy, hatred, spite, gossip and envy, by which the human spirit is worn away from the inner person.

Here is the thing though...

When erosion happens to the land, what is left is usually different but stronger. A new landscape has been created. A new beauty.

The same is true when it happens to our spirit. We are stronger because of it. A new perspective has been created. A new beauty.

Look, there are always going to be natural human reactions and actions that erode our spirit. That create self doubt. That create glass ceilings. But whatever new has been assured...the inner spirit will find a way to shine.

Look at human erosion as glacial in nature. What is left behind is the key.

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