Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Life Lesson from the Blacksmith

The fire has to get pretty hot
before the iron bends.



Kind of like life, isn't it?
I know I don't usually change things up until
the fire gets hot and I'm feeling uncomfortable.



But once hot enough,
I become malleable too.
It's the motivation I need to make an overdue life change.



Cold, brittle, resistance will get us nowhere.
So much to learn from the blacksmith.


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14 comments:

Mersad said...

Usually it takes something big to move us or give as an important realization about life. This analogy with the Blacksmith works quite beautifully actually.

Sandra said...

when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change, we will change. the blacksmith story is perfect... and the photo of him in the window is just beautiful.

Nancy said...

Great analogy between change and the blacksmith..I think most of us will avoid change until the consequences of the situation force to deal with the issue....I love the second picture where he is looking at you with those piercing eyes.....

Kim Cunningham said...

Totally agree. The heat purifies, and helps us see what we need to let go. We grow that way. Lovely analogy.

tiarastantrums said...

very neat post!

Out on the prairie said...

Change can be hard. I listen to new ideas but don't always adhere to them.

Tamar SB said...

Very cool! Love the first picture!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Wise words, I wish I were more flexible ...

Alicia said...

Love that first picture and a great way to use the photos for a life lesson :)

Jessica Gibson said...

Beautiful analogy, lovely photos. Perfectly stated!

Sarah Huizenga said...

What a noble trade.

EG CameraGirl said...

I could learn a lot from a blacksmith. ;)

Kerry said...

Very well-put. I like this a lot. I hope to be flexible even before the fire gets that hot!

Life with Kaishon said...

Deep thoughts.