Originally posted on 20 May 2021
This is an uncut diamond. Now our goal is to shine it.
Oh, my heart is so full. I realised that most people connect with me because they see so much of themselves in me. They always go "you were like me x years ago.". And it warms my heart so much because I really look up to these brilliant people. It gives me hope that I am on the right path. I know this is a phase in knowledge, where people who do not understand me, doubt me. And I do not expect people to understand. But those who do. Those who really understand and see the value in what I do, they are magical beings sent by the universe to protect me. I'm convinced. There is no other reason except magic.
I was feeling a little stressed (but not stress about work) lately and a tiny bit shitty in some ways because not many understands what I am doing. And weekly chats with friends always perk me up so much. I'm most grateful because these people, high quality low quantity, see so much in me — so much more than I see in myself. And I do see a lot of greatness in myself. They genuinely value me as an individual and the things I do. They are supportive especially when self-doubts leak into our conversations. And above all, really above all, they thank me for being me.
All my life, I don't care about mass validation. But I make it a mission to find the small quantity of high quality people, who really value me. I couldn't care less about people who kinda like me. There's plenty of them. But those who really value me? Now that's diamond. That's my kind of people, who genuinely thank me for being me. I think that is the highest level of love and respect someone can give. It warms my damn heart.
Today, as is with the usual Friday work and chat, we talked about how things are now an uncut diamond. And we're here to make it shiny. This requires a lot of hard work and discomfort, but keep doing it because it's the right track. There are people out there with other priorities like material assets or physical appearance, but a gentle reminder that I'm doing something more important than those temporary things. Thankfully, I personally do not like that. And I am truly enjoying and having so much fun doing these things that I do. I will not change a single thing. I want to embrace this hardship. I want to experience all the discomfort. I want to grow with the pain. This is what makes my life adventure so much more fun.
Lisa, don't change a single thing. Thank you for being you.
Oh my heart. Happy tears indeed. I remember when this random Argentinean person was telling me the exact same thing on the beach 2 years ago. Don't change the way you think. Don't change the way you do things. Keep doing at it. Keep being you. People like you are the ones who will change the world. So my heart is full. And I am so blessed, so grateful.
So thank you universe. For sending me these magical beings to remind me of what I'm doing, when it gets a little challenging at times. I know I am stronger than this. I know I can and will overcome this. Some days are just a little harder. But these external strength mean the world to me.
Thank you magical beings. For seeing the shiny diamond in me and helping to cut and shape this rough diamond. Sparkles it is!
Love with all my heart,