Have you ever seen raw gems? Rough on the outside. Managing to keep themselves tucked deep in the Earth and rubble, hidden from the untrained eye. Looking mostly like average pebbles, unrelated to their polished siblings. Yet for all their seeming ordinariness, they are sought as they are still highly more valuable than one might initially realize upon their discovery. 

Pebbles are like people. As such, throughout our lives, it helps to recognize that however we are feeling about ourselves or others, we are really all unpolished gems. 

Life chips away at us. Each lesson removes the unnecessary layers to reveal our value held in disguise, waiting patiently to have us recognize our inherent worth. When we realize that we are gems, it becomes easier to be truer to ourselves and our values. Suddenly we are more able to unveil our shine—glowing bright like a diamond. 

It is with the realization of our worth that we begin to radiate light toward the world around us, that in turn allows others to shine. Just as no two gemstones will ever be polished the same, it is our responsibility to shine like the human gems we are. Shine on, crazy diamonds!

I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience This is an excerpt from my book,  The Silver Disobedience Playbook I’m a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.  Modeling info @Wilhelminamodels @willywomenny @willymiami.models —other info in my bio & on my websites Photo by Susan Bowlus. Hair & Make Up Sylvia Dimaki