BLOSSOMING OF SELF


"Two seeds lay side by side in the fertile soil.
The first seed said, "I want to grow! I want to send my roots deep into the soil beneath me, and thrust my sprouts through the earth's crust above me ... I want to unfurl my tender buds like banners to announce the arrival of spring ... I want to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and the blessing of the morning dew on my petals!"
And so it grew...

The second seed said, "I am afraid. If I send my roots into the ground below, I don't know what I will encounter in the dark. If I push my way through the hard soil above me I may damage my delicate sprouts ... what if I let my buds open and a snail tries to eat them? And if I were to open my blossoms, a small child may pull me from the ground. No, it is much better for me to wait until it is safe."
And so it waited...

A yard hen scratching around in the early spring ground for food found the waiting seed and promptly ate it.
Moral of the Story: Those of us who refuse to risk and grow get swallowed up by life..
Do you agree?
(source:internet)

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24 comments:

  1. I agree completely. No risk, no gain. ;-D Even though we risk something and it doesn't work out well, we will always learn more things by doing than by sitting still in our little comfort zone.

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  2. Hi Amel's Realm that you have liked my post.I fully agree with your views:
    ...'Even though we risk something and it doesn't work out well, we will always learn more things by doing than by sitting still in our little comfort zone...'
    Thanks for sharing
    God bless.

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  3. A beautiful tale.

    To live is to risk, to risk being hurt, to risk making a mistake, to risk falling ... to risk being successful, to risk finding love, to risk being happy...to risk being content.

    We may never know if something is good or bad for us...unless we try.

    thank you for sharing Surjit=)

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  4. Hi Surjit,

    There is a passage in the bible that have a similar message with your post:

    John 12:24-26 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. (25) He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. (26) If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.

    God bless
    Let's Acquire Wisdom and Live with Passion

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  5. Very very true. I agree with your views:
    ...'We may never know if something is good or bad for us...unless we try...'
    Thanks Sophiagurl, for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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  6. Hi Sam,
    Thanks for adding gems of wisdom to my post making it more meaningful and worth reading:
    ...'John 12:24-26 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain..'
    I really value your participation.Your views always inspire me.
    God bless.

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  7. Hi,

    Reworked version of design #04 sent to you. Wonder if this is the one you like though.

    Blessings!

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  8. Hi Surjit...

    Beautiful story full of deep truth.

    As one who doesn't like to risk much, it touches my life!

    Thank you for this Surjit... I appreciate your wisdom~

    Jennifer

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  9. surjit,
    this is the one that hits the nail fair and square.
    they say better to live as a tiger for a day then a sheep for a whole life.
    to surrender, is not a weakness--it is relieving oneself of the fear.
    most are too scared to die and the others too scared too live....
    living is what one does before one dies.
    embracing life is making the most out of all the opportunities that come our way and in the process we take a risk on life.
    to focus on what is not( the fear) is a definate waste of time., but then all must be put in perspective and each individual is joined in the quest of learning the lessons, with different intensities.
    thanks for the story

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  10. Surjit,
    We have to take risks in life otherwise we won't grow. A leaf goes through many transformations before it can be fully developed. We too go through a series of transformations before we can be fully realized.

    Great post.

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  11. Oh yes! Karen,it is fantastic.I am so happy to have it on my blog.Just see for yourself.
    I feel short of words to thank you for this kind gesture.You are so thoughtful and considerate.
    God bless.

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  12. You are right Jennifer,we often wish to play safe and take the least risks in life.
    Thanks for sharing your valuable thoughts.
    God bless.

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  13. Truthful words:
    ...'they say better to live as a tiger for a day then a sheep for a whole life...'
    I fully agree with your insights Derick.I really value your participation.
    Thanks for sharing.
    God bless.

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  14. Hi Alexys Fairfield,
    Yes, you are right.In order to achieve something in life we have to take risks.
    Thanks for sharing your valuable insights.
    God bless.

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  15. I just adjusted a little and sent to you. The fit is still not perfect. We shall see when you upload the new one I sent you.

    Blessings!

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  16. Thanks Karen.I have uploaded it.
    I like it.
    God bless.

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  17. A powerful message.

    I pray we all listen to the truth thats found in these words..

    Love and blessings surjit,

    M

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  18. Thanks Maithri,for sharing your kind words.Your views are always inspiring.
    God bless.

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  19. Can't agree more than you. Since we were a child, realized it or not, we've been dealing with "risk". Walk, Run, are the 1st experience to deal with "risk".

    But, as a grown up person, the 'risk' is more than just able to walk or to run. There's more than that.

    The only way to fight, to deal with the risk, is by knowing the purpose of our life, the goal of our life. Besides surrender all to the Him.

    Bless you Surjit. Hope you have a great week.

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  20. Truthful words:
    ...'surrender all to Him...'
    Tere616, I fully agree with your views.Thanks for adding your insights to my post.
    God bless.

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  21. Dear surjit,
    Such a wonderful and inspiring way to twach us about fear of living.

    One of my favorite songs has this line in it: "Often times I want to walk on the safe side of the street." and, I think for many of us the safe side of the street can be a trap.

    The other lyric or actually the chorus she sings out "I want to be touched by the sun/Som....I am not actually positive how she has written on paper but in my mind when I hear those words from that chorus I sing them out loud and I mean our Lord Jesus.

    Thank you for such a delightful way to tell us not to fear our own lives.

    God Bless,
    Jackie

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  22. Hi Shinade,
    I fully agree with your words of wisdom:
    "Often times I want to walk on the safe side of the street."
    Most of us do not wish to take risks in life and tend to walk on the safer side.
    Thanks or adding your insights to post making it more meaningful.
    God bless.

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  23. I fully agree with the moral you gave to the story. If we don't try we won't ever succeed, because if we don't start the journey how can we dream of reaching our destination.

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  24. Yes Amritbir, you are right:
    ...'if we don't start the journey how can we dream of reaching our destination..'
    Thanks for adding your words of wisdom to my post making it more meaningful.
    God bless.

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