Tuesday, March 31, 2015


I like that idea, that beneath the surface of what you think you are seeing,  surprising growth or progress is going on.

Nature gives us grand lessons on this idea.  That's why I love spring.  So much is happening that the eye doesn't see, but we KNOW it's happening.  So, we're not concerned that after our winter season, nothing will come back.

Many times it's not easy to discern that someones' confidence is growing, that fear is subsiding, that compassion has started to bud, that patience is gaining a foothold, that practice is paying off, that latent talents are ready to bloom.  But we KNOW it's happening.  So we can look forward to the fruits of that progress.

Laying aside judgement... cherishing what's possible...knowing and loving what's already true... that's some serious mental exercise!


  1. Beautiful post. Truth in the words, and hope too!

  2. I agree with Kathyb: this is a timely and well-written post.

  3. Great thoughts! That 'what's going on' reminds me of how many springs I've been eager to pull weeds in the flower garden and ended up pulling something that, if I hadn't been so impatient, would have eventually revealed itself for what it truly was: a lovely wanted plant. Fortunately, I have learned my lesson, although it's still hard to leave the flowerbeds alone once warm weather and sunshine are here!