“When we plant a rose seed in the earth, we notice that it is small, but we do not criticize it as “rootless and stemless.” We treat it as a seed, giving it the water and nourishment required of a seed. When it first shoots up out of the earth, we don’t condemn it as immature and underdeveloped; nor do we criticize the buds for not being open when they appear. We stand in wonder at the process taking place and give the plant the care it needs at each stage of its development. The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change; yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is.”—Timothy Gallwey
No false promises, okay? I want to get back to blogging, regularly, but you can see that my track record is...um, a little splotchy. And I don't do well with ultimatums. So I'm going to leave it at, "hopefully I will blog now and then this year," and see where I end up. By the seat of my yoga pants, right...?
I mostly wanted to start the year off with this quote I read, from The Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Gallway. So many of us are so impatient to get to "the next level" that we never really appreciate the beauty of where we are. I have the potential to be so much, but that doesn't negate the amazingness of what I am right now. Amazingness. Go forth and use that made-up word in your own sentence today.
Some New Agey people like to pick a "word" for the year -- they stick it on post-it notes all over their house, and make an Inspirational Collage about it to hang in their office, to remind them how Important this Word is ...
My Word for 2015 is Potential.
And I'm not going to stick it anywhere but on my heart, so that I know, every day, that I'm perfectly alright, just as I am.