cultural journal #3: diamond in the rough
What is your sense of belonging in?
This is a sensitive subject. Sometimes we shrink from analyzing what we feel belonging in or what makes us 'special' because we don't feel like we have belonging....or like we identify ourselves like we should be. But for most of us, this sense of security is in our surroundings, not our inner security.
But, frankly, we really can't control our surroundings. We can only controll ourselves, and very often we don't do a good job of that! In a world where everything has brand labels or a number of likes or somebody's name etched into it, what do you cover yourself with?
You 'cover' yourself with what you love, what you hold precious. What you follow.
Do you put your identity in surroundings you can't make perfect? Are you a diamond in the rough that shines brighter in contrast to the smudged stone around it, or are you buried irretrevably deep in it?
Poor or rich, special or unrecognized, beautiful or ashamed, "perfect" or not, you don't have to put your identity in how other people see you and simply where you are.
Search. Put it in something higher.