Planting seeds

When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet. You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. Similarly, just do your daily practice and cultivate a kind heart. Abandon impatience and instead be content creating the causes for goodness; the results will come when they’re ready.
-Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron

What seeds are planting each day? How are you tending the soil, being patient, trusting in the long nurture?
It is the journey, the cultivation that really matters. The trust in the one verse to bring things about. Practice Practice Practice. True you look ahead to the harvest but right now you pay attention to what is in front you and what you must do and not do each day as you face that direction.
For myself I seek to live each day deliberate and simple so that the complexity of challenge and growth flows naturally. I train (with a balance of the steady and complex) each day, I read and study, I embrace movement and play, I tend to kindness and honor and love in my relationships, I care for what is mine, and I reside in the indigenous habitat of nature more than not. I create the causes for goodness and vitality. That is my duty.


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