- Friction: conflict or animosity caused by a clash of wills, temperaments, or opinions
- Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat:
At this point, my distinction has grown strong. 90% of my life has told me my thoughts are crazy.
…and as for the other 10%, they are saying things like this…
“I’m so proud of you and everything you have accomplished so far. You’ve always dreamed big and through hard work and faith you’ve always turned your dreams into reality. I’m so blessed to have you as a sister. You are destined for great things”
Hypothetically, if you were to ask me how I conquered fear or why the impossible will always be a better choice, my answer would be I understand who is watching. There is someone currently watching you who has given up on faith, their divine purpose or considers it a tale for someone else. The only thing I want them to see, is that they are me.
I am not a great show to watch but a show of someone who wanted you to know that happiness is a choice. And, the word impossible is something that is built on fear until you fix it with FRICTION.
You have to go experience life in order to understand that it is something to appreciate instead of something to be fearful of. If you have the chance to inspire someone to be continuously curious passed the age of 5 and enjoy life’s privileges, please do so. And, do so with every talent that has been divinely given to you.
Your story, is the intellectual currency that has done the good deed of paying it forward to a mind that has misplaced its freedom. Through you, someone was able to find it again.
The lives you see that seemed to be far from your reality have mastered the art of friction. They have put themselves into so many conflicting situations and obstacles that they only understand life on the other side.
As Donald Miller said,
“A character [is someone] who wants something and overcomes conflict to get it, is the basic structure of a good story…I’ve wondered, though, if one of the reasons we fail to acknowledge the brilliance of life is because we don’t want the responsibility inherent in the acknowledgment. We don’t want to be characters in a story because characters have to move and breathe and face conflict with courage. And if life isn’t remarkable, then we don’t have to do any of that; we can be unwilling victims rather than grateful participants….”
The next time you observe someone doing something that is impossible for you to do, remember they are waving directly at you from the other side. They are showing you they are human and not by luck do they get the chance to wave at you. But, by a clear understanding that life presents blessings in all forms of conflict.