Rocks on top of each other only grow taller because its foundation gets stronger as heavier the rocks pile up above one another. Don’t just sit one rock on top of the other, find its perfect orientation and make it stand with a good foundation. Like in friendship or a relationship, don’t be in one just because you have to, see the best in people, guide them to be their best, and give them a strong foundation to stand strong amidst trials that will come along the way.
Patience is a better virtue than control. You can never fully control everything. You cant stop the wind from blowing, or the earth from moving. What you can do is breathe in life and all its glory, have a peaceful mind and fulfill your purpose. With patience and serenity, no hurdle is too big.
Focus is being aware most of the surrounding and not disregarding what is around you; it is acknowledging that there are factors like wind, moisture, and movement; and you need to carefully lay the rocks slowly and with great accuracy to overcome these factors.
The rock’s imperfection makes it suitable to stand tall and strong together with others; like rocks, we humans need other people most specially when we are flawed. Let shortcomings fill others and let others compliment our incompleteness. No rock is naturally shaped perfectly, just like all of us: nobody is perfect. But together we can achieve so much and stand tall.
The rocks will stand for minutes, hours, even days or years, but like everything in this world, like human, societies, and civilizations, it soon will fall and be destroyed, it will crumble. This in return, allows transformation, this gives way to beautiful change.
Piling big rocks test not only your will to balance but also your physical strength. it strengthens your arm, trains your hand and makes your heart beat faster. It’s a good breathing exercise, it tests your muscles and stamina, and it teaches your mind about gravity and resistance. It is a physical activity that cleanses the body, the mind and more importantly the soul.
The greatest distraction in this discipline is being conscious about the spectators. The anxiety brought about by others judgement will be the defeat of the aspiring. Create without expecting a masterpiece that will be appreciated. What matters most is the joy and peace it has brought from within you. True happiness will illuminate from within if its purely genuine.
Let the rocks crumble and fall. Even if it took you hours, sweat and sore muscles, know that in one wrong placement, everything can be destroyed. Learn to accept failure and decide to restart or move on. You are the master of your life. Always choose what your heart desires. Fail and fail miserably, but get up, brush up the dust from the fall, and begin again. You will not be bummed and frustrated by the process no matter how tedious it may get because if you are doing it with all your heart and soul, you will be happy all throughout.
Expect that when you come back tomorrow, everything’ s gone and fallen. Build again. Though the rocks might have crumbled, your discipline, your focus, your determination has already been strongly founded within your heart and in your soul. Nothing can easily destroy it.
In balancing rocks, you have to let go of all the pressure so you can have a calm touch. Though the rocks may be heavy or rough, let your calmness guide its way to the center of its gravity in order for it to stand strong at the top. Relieve all the tension and the stress that you carry from your day to day life; you don’t need them. These pressures will struck you down and will wound you, break you, hurt you. Release them and find your calm. Pray for serenity, peace of mind and calmness.
Lastly, do not be too hasty. Do not be so easy to let go. To balance difficult rocks of amorphous shape, you need to hold it closely and let go very slowly to minimize drag and resistance. It will stand when it’s centered and will fall when its not. Always feel the need to hold on and to let go.