Each of us is given natural talents for our sustenance here on planet earth. However, this sustenance is interlinking. Our talents do not belong to us only but are interconnected with the needs of many others on the earth.
And in developing and using our gifts/talents, our seeds, to the fullest - nurturing them each day - we can then use our seeds as service to meet the needs of others and at the same time fulfilling our own needs as we enhance our earth during our time here.
We are the seeds of our parents, grandparents and ancestors. Some of us left our homeland, carried by the wind on planes to be planted elsewhere where we can grow and bloom. Others grow where they are. In each case both are called to live to their fullest potential.
The one carried by the wind to another land are like seeds which the birds or animals carry from fruit and sow these seeds in other places. These seeds germinate, grow and make up our lush forests and rich flora.
When we live our talents, instead of doing what others say we should do, we will always be provided for. Some soil may not be conducive initially for proper plant growth, but you can improve the soil and make it suitable or find the right seeds for the type of soil you have.
The environment/soil in which we're planted may not be the best for growth but we can improve it. We can add some positives into our environmental soil and work it to get the best results so our gifts/talents can flourish to provide for our needs and the needs of others.
If you've been given only one talent, use your gift to the fullest so it will yield many fruits. Peaches, nectarines, mangoes all have only one seed but when the one seed is sown into the soil and nurtured to maturity, it produces many fruits in return for the one. And each fruit contains a seed - think about how many more seeds you'll have now.
All you need is one seed to get the ball rolling. Some of your talents, your hidden abilities sometimes are only revealed once the talent you have has reached its fullest potential. You never know what possibilities await you.
Other fruits and vegetables like apples, oranges, tomatoes and peppers have many seeds in them, but the same process applies. Each seed needs to be sown and nurtured to maturity.
Often times we become impatient and stop the nurturing process along the way when we don't see the fruit, the results we want in our lives. Mangoes take 5 years before they bear fruit, strawberries take 3. But once the fruit comes in, the flavour is quite satisfying.
When we find ourselves complaining about not seeing the fruit, remember that there is a season for all things and as long as we continue to do the things necessary to promote growth - giving the plant/your talent what it needs daily for survival; right temperature, water when necessary - not too much or too little, sunshine, heat or cool depending on the plant - in due time the fruit will appear.