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Replant

“We like things to manifest right away, and they may not. Many times, we’re just planting a seed and we don’t know exactly how it is going to come to fruition. It’s hard for us to realize that what we see in front of us might not be the end of the story.” – Sharon Salzberg

Last night the power went out from the wind and storms. It was so quiet, I could hear the birds chirping outside instead of all of the chirping that goes on in my head about what was or is about to come. The silence was beautiful music.

The last time we had a big storm a few years ago, my tree in the back was hit by lightning, fell on the power line and took out the power for the neighborhood for 24 hours. Not quite as somber.

I remember that summer well – removing a 50 year old tree, “recarpeting” with sod and planting two new trees, lamenting the loss of the shade. As I look at those new trees, they have really grown and taken on their own character.

A good reminder that as things change, we need to keep replanting so something is always growing. As we plant seeds along the way, new gifts and blessings bloom to make the journey more fruitful and fulfilling. Replant.

“The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.” – Aleister Crowley

“The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.” – Aleister Crowley

12 Comments Post a comment
  1. another timely post. thanks.

    June 17, 2014
  2. Well written, thanks.
    I used to get frustrated because I realized I was continuing to come up with new unattainable goals. I’ve reached one thing after the other and realize that I keep starting over. These days I’m more joyful than ever. So, I guess it’s working.

    June 17, 2014
  3. I discovered waiting …..just waiting for the new to show up in my life. Always does. I tend not to set goals. I just work with what shows up. That makes me happy.

    June 17, 2014
  4. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Whilst on the subject of storms a reminder that when we reap we should sow and that which is damaged should also be replaced especially if it is an old tree that has given countless pleasure to those lucky enough to enjoy.

    June 21, 2014
  5. Very nice post and yes patience needs to be learned, no matter how difficult it might be 🙂

    June 21, 2014
  6. Lovely, Sally. Patience, learned over time like wisdom, I think.

    June 26, 2014

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