What is common qualities between us and diamonds?
A popular advertisement has the tag line – ‘A diamond is forever’ – against the backdrop of a woman being lovingly embraced by a man. There has always been a certain clarity enigma about these gorgeous gemstones.
A diamond is made of ordinary, everyday carbon – but the process it goes through, in which that carbon is transformed into a diamond, makes it worth the value!
Diamonds are one of the most desired commodities in the world. Diamonds are valued according to the four ‘Cs’. They are Cut, Clarity, Colour and Carat.
These four Cs, if implemented in our lives, will make our lives valuable. Let’s connect these qualities with our lives.
CUT: The cut has the greatest influence on a diamond’s sparkle. It determines the diamond’s shape and brilliance. To make our life shine like a diamond, we need to cut out negative thoughts, thoughts of self-pity and also cut the web of comparison with others. All successful people have turned a deaf ear towards negativity. Value yourself. Stop saying, ‘I’m not good enough, I’m stupid, I’ll never measure up to anybody, I’m a loser, I’m overweight, I’ll never be victorious, etc.’ By cutting away negative thoughts, we gift ourselves so much peace and happiness!
CLARITY: The clearer the diamond, the higher the price! In our lives too, we need to have clarity about our goals and ambitions. Mahatria often says, “Clarity is Power”. We cannot just sit in a cab and tell the driver to ‘go’! We need to indicate the destination. Before setting any goal, big or small, we need to think – why do we want to achieve that goal? And if we can get enough answers to our ‘whys’, then the ball is in our court. Consequently, we can concentrate on ‘how, where, when’, etc…
COLOUR: Diamond buyers prefer transparent diamonds because they are rare to find. In our lives too, let’s become transparent by having purity in our thoughts and feelings. We are spotless from the inside, will we be showered with the DIVINE grace which makes us shine bright like a diamond.
CARAT: The weight or size of the diamond is measured in carats. The more the weight, the costlier the diamond is. In order to increase our worth like a diamond, we need to increase our weight of knowledge, moral values, humility, etc so that we can evolve to higher levels in life.
You weren’t created to not do anything with your life; He created you to shine like a diamond! Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. When people are counterfeit, it demeans their value. Real diamonds are the valuable ones! History is full of evidences about how legends had these four Cs in their lives. They had clarity about their vision; they were able to cut weak thoughts to reach their objectives; People were spotless in their values and weighed heavy in their beliefs. Let’s shine like diamonds in our lives.