Tending the garden of the heart - Day 50
I'm sure you're familiar with the saying, "What goes around comes around." And I'm sure you've heard the phrase, "Whatever you give will come back to you." What about this one? "What you sow, that will you reap."
These words are so powerful and they are effective directions to the way we should live our lives. Whatever you do in thought, word or deed, are seeds sown and if you are always conscious of this fact you'd be more careful of your thoughts, your words and your actions.
Let's look at this from the view point of a circle - what goes around comes around. We'll imagine five points on the circle and label each one A, B, C, D and E, representing each seed you've sown. A = good deed, B = nice words, C = positive thought, D = good deed, E = nice words, and back to A = good deed.
By the time you get back to A, perhaps over a period of time, the good deed seed would have germinated, grown and began to bear fruit, ripe for your picking. The same is for the other seeds you've sown. Keep in mind, what you reap may not come back to you from the same person to whom you've done the good deed, but the seed has been sown in the soil of the universe and the fruit of that seed, when it reaches maturity, will be yours to enjoy.
If you add in the example bad deeds, guess what? They, too, will also grow as well, unless you consciously replace those bad seeds with good. Pull up those weeds you've allowed to grow and replace them with good. A positive thought, words or deeds are much more powerful than a negative one.
Be consciously aware of the seeds you sow that you will rejoice when harvest time comes.