The Feel Good Idea Of The Day: Pressure and Transformation
Wood is quite elegant. Walking in the woods and seeing a downed log that is decomposed, it is easy to see the elegant way it transforms. Stepping or kicking a downed log can break it open, revealing a puzzle of wood chips. Nature has its order and it is wiser than I can imagine.
If a log is buried by earth and put under pressure it can transform into something amazing: petrified wood. Petrified wood is a fossil.
I find it profound, the transformation that is possible under pressure. In times of intense growth, we are like the tree that is buried; and our insides are replaced with a new substance that preserves us. Changes us. In times of transformation we may feel a need to retreat, in essence: be buried and go down into the deep. The weight and the heaviness lends speed to our transformation, the desire for air, a pressure to reveal oneself again--bright, bold, anew.
Pressure has its gains. Pressure can extract that which no longer serves and unearth a new way of being.