People are like plants; they grow towards the light – Hope Jahren “Lab Girl.”
recently did a post on Hope Jahren – “Lab Girl” I bought the book a few weeks ago. Her understanding of life from her studies of the earth, plants and trees, opens our minds to see life more clearly. A great read.
“A seed knows how to wait. Most seeds wait for at least a year before starting to grow; a cherry tree seed can wait for a hundred years with no problem. What exactly each seed is waiting for is known only to that seed. Some unique trigger combination of temperature-moisture-light and many other things is required to convince a seed to jump off the deep end and take its chance – to take its one and only chance to grow.”
What does it take for us to grow towards the light? We are all unique and we all require a unique combination to take a leap of faith and grow. How long I take might be completely different to someone else. I might be a cherry tree seed and not start to grow anytime soon, or I may sprout within a year. Practising understanding and patience with each other, is how we create space for everyone to grow. When I focus on my needs and grow towards the light each day, I help others expand and allow them to sprout in their own time.