Nature herself does not distinguish between what seed it receives. It grows whatever seed is planted; this is the way life works. Be mindful of the seeds you plant today, as they will become the crop you harvest.
To others we might seem to be the most ordinary of life’s circumstances. Proper value is often not placed on virtues until one runs into those who don’t possess them. The spreading of common goodness just might make the most profound and lasting impact on the world. Because we have such great expectations, we might be totally unaware of the lovely fragrance of our own gardens. Sometimes, we must learn gratitude for our eyes and ears to become vigilant to the beauty of life.
We plant seeds our whole lives long. We might add a little water, fertilizer, and sunshine. Otherwise, we must wait for them to germinate and flower in their own time. We can’t force the season of the soul. It might even appear as if the seeds have been buried and will never come to fruition.
As long as we do what’s right we can trust in the unfurling of our flowers. If we are fortunate, we will witness the fruits of our spirit planting their own seeds. It is every parent’s reward (whether we are talking children or ideas) to watch those seeds blowing and catching root in the winds of time.
Anyone can cut an apple open and count the number of seeds. But, who can look at a single seed and count the trees and apples?