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While the notion of planting seeds has been used to illustrate all kinds of growth we Westerners have a tendency to emphasize the hard work of planting and watering seeds. We completely ignore what the seed does, once it has been planted – it sits in a dark place, does not rush and somehow still achieves its goal. There is nothing wrong with hard work but there is something wrong with the belief that it’s needed all the time. To come back to the seed: it cannot grow if we keep churning the earth, putting it somewhere else each time.
Think about your own life. What has grown naturally without having to obsess over it? What has come easily to you, without having to constantly work on it? What can you allow today to just sit in the earth, surrounded by the nutrients it needs, confident that it will blossom at the right moment?