Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Adjusting to Your Circumstances

Located near the town of Kleven in the Ukraine, the "Tunnel of Love" provides passage for a private train that provides wood to a local factory. It took many years, but the trees grew around the space that the train needed to pass on its thrice daily journey, as you can see in this next picture.

Just like how a pearl is formed by a clam protecting itself from an irritating grain of sand, we too mold ourselves to fit the circumstances of our lives. Hard physical labor builds muscle, hard mental labor builds mental "muscles". Continually seeking new challenges fosters brain flexibility, while doing the same thing over and over promotes rigidity.

How are you living your life? What is your latest challenge? How are you adapting and growing?

These trees could have withered and died from the intrusion of the train, but instead they choose to adapt to their circumstances and became a thing of beauty. It takes work and perseverance, but you could be just as beautiful.

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