A diamond is the hardest material in the world.

It can easily score steel, glass, ceramics and other hard objects.

However it has another characteristic. It is easily shattered.shattered

I remember reading a story by Wilbur Smith where a protagonist destroys millions of dollars of diamonds with a simple hammer and anvil.

Seems such a waste, does it not?  I am not surprised if the thought, “why didn’t he give the diamonds away, or to me?” crossed your mind.

Yet our egoic nature pushes us to commonly do the same wasteful destruction to each other. Behaviour and words  can act as a hammer on the inner value of the diamond within the recipient if action strikes against the anvil of negative interpretation.

I wrote a previous post on your true nature being like a diamond – the spirit of which glows and shines for all.

Experience which puts down or diminishes the higher self, that part of self that is connected to the eternal, can also be a hammer that smashes the diamond within.

Here is a poem I wrote in 2004.


 My son’s death

smashed into me like a hammer

into a sheet of ice.

I exploded into a million pieces,

some sharp shards cutting

those around me,

while other fragments,

warmed by empathy,

melt into tears.

Cold and broken

I will be.

Till hope can slowly

cover me.

The amazing aspect about our inner selves is that we can be reconstructed by hope, and love, and regain the ability to shine. Eight years later I was able to write this poem.

Find the Beauty

Hope is not gone:

It resides in beauty, which adorns every path

if you look for it.

Find the beauty in a plant squeezing its way up through the city concrete.

Find the beauty in the smile of a child who has been encouraged by kindness.

Find the beauty in the evening stars who have always been sentinels of ordered light.

Be beautiful yourself by embracing compassion, love and peace.

Search, and you will always find, a rock, a pool, a sparkling eye, a transient glimpse of life in the wild.


Sometimes, just sometimes, beauty will flood your senses

And you at those times will know beauty is an infinite wisdom from GodIsLove that flows into us as a gift.

At times when empty, look inside to find the source roadmap of where beauty is to be found.

The map shows life in abundance, a joy and peace beyond understanding, an intense inner knowing that there is more.


Find the beauty within,

for the roads that open from that soul-intersection are many,

each path will contain more flowers, scenes, and creative art

to enjoy with the laughter of friends along the way,

than you ever thought possible!


Hope is not gone:

It resides in beauty.

And beauty is eternal and part of the infinite spirit.


The beauty of a diamond is within you, and can shine again even after being shattered.