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To be rooted in your life's situation, one must first plant the seed of an idea

 
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To be rooted in your life's situation, one must first start by planting the seed of an idea.  A seed of vision towards a future reward based on individual effort. "As ye sow, so shall ye reap" is one idea and mantra that came to the forefront of many people who have passed through this life before us. Yet, as a 'seed of an idea', the unknown rewards of that style of thinking can keep on giving to those who embrace it. As 'seed drift' populates other terrains without intentional application, beneficial natural propagation can expand amazingly beyond the initial planting of that first inspired seeding. So goes the unintentional expansion of creative diversity that came about from contemplating one innocent idea. The notion that if they can do it, I can do it also. Courage blossoms from inspired visions not contemplated before. It can all start with that first inspired intention, and then the effort of paying attention to developing that intention will lead to yet unknown rewards. Do ye dare sow that first seed? Do ye dare not?
 
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We are all standing upon the shoulders of giants, given some understanding of concepts and shown some things that do work and things that don't work to inform what we attempt (or choose not to attempt). There are no new ideas in the world, rather new combinations and iterations of old ideas tried in different ways, in different times, different places, and different approaches. There is so much power in learning from those who have attempted things before us and leveraging their insights in our own pursuits!
 
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The main thing, I think, is to actually plant the seed in the soil and water it!
Too many of us (okay, me) have a head full of ideas, like that box full of packets of plant seeds that never get sown. I tend to hoard ideas and cling to them, but they count for nothing till they're planted and given a chance to grow into all they can be.
Thank you for the reminder to get planting!
 
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Good point, Jane, and one that I sometimes struggle with. It's too easy to get stuck in the "research" phase checking out what others have done and sketching out an idea in my head. Around the time where the idea is ready to act upon and start implementing, I start looking at another interesting project and start the process all over again. It can become a bad loop. Personally, I've gotten a bit better in recent years at focusing on a single project and seeing it all the way through before starting another but it's still an ongoing challenge.
 
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Yes, the shiny new thing has quite an allure. I was just thinking of that as I've recently let go a lot of unfinished projects and given the materials away. I'm now quickly recluttering with new, different projects.
 
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