“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” Napoleon Hill
|Reflections: Planting Seeds...Papaya fruit & seeds|
Small Stones #10
Childhood memories of time spent in the tropics: hot summer days...
Harmattan and the abundance of exotic fruit.
On a typical day, girlfriends gather at our family compound to feast on fruit..
Enjoy Mangoes, Cashew fruit, Soursop, Papaya and more.
We called papaya - PawPaw - and the glistening seeds always drew our attention...
"Awww!" we'd exclaim, "How did these shiny black seeds produce such delicious peach colored fruit?
Now I wonder, what precious words of hope for success did the farmer whisper as the seeds were planted and the soil toiled...?
"If we should be blessed by some great reward, such as fame or fortune, it's the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past." Bodhidharma
|Reflections: Planting Seeds...Papaya fruit|
Small Stone #3
We reap what we sow...
Fruits are the result of seeds planted, watered, nurtured, and harvested at its prime.
Each one carries history and blessings.
The journey from the soil to the bowl is a delicate one.
Every gesture counts as each fruit travels with purpose; to reach its final destination.
What are small stones?
According to the originators of this wonderful exercise, a small stone is a short piece of writing (prose or poetry) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment. The process of discovering small stones is as important as the finished product. Searching for small stones will encourage you to keep all your senses; - your eyes,(and ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind) open.
*PS I'm new to this exercise so advice me if I'm so left field. Thank you for your feedback.
Some Food for Thought: What seeds are you planting in the universe? What kind of fruit do you hope they will bear? Take a moment to observe your surroundings... Love and Peace in 2013. I would love to hear from you: Please leave me a comment. Thank You!
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photographs: Papaya seeds, Papaya cut fruit from my personal collection.
Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
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