Wednesday, July 13, 2011

the way of the sunflower

A few weeks ago, I sat holding a sunflower seed in my hand, just prior to the mouth popping, mastication phase, when it's perfect elegance floored me.  I stared in awe at the tiny seed nestled in my palm and saw it, in all of it's possibility, for the first time.  A flower, a million seeds, a million flowers.  Each unique, each the same.  And suddenly I was dumbfounded by the arrogance of human.
A small seed, with no big beefy brain to catalogue, categorize, prioritize, conceptualize, quantify, qualify, justify and deify, had within it the flower it could become.  Dissect the seed and there's no  flower, nor any glimmer of the life that will unfold when the seed surrenders to soil, light, water.
I wondered.
What arrogant assuming is it, to think, with our over indulged brains and narcissistic lens of "self", that we need "do", "think", "struggle", "fight", "hustle", "cajole" and otherwise dance our way into being true...into blooming.  Perhaps the wisdom inherent in the seed is inherent in all things...ourselves included.  Perhaps if we surrender ourselves we will find the flower already formed within us, ripe and unfurling.

1 comment:

Karuna said...

ahhhh
blossoming is a wonderful thing.
i miss you.
love ya,
K