A seed implanted in fertile soil cannot help but grow. It’s an inevitable process. It’s the same with creative intention. Given the right conditions, it knows how to blossom.
We – our conscious selves – have a place in the process but we don’t ‘make it happen’. Thinking we do, taking a controlling approach, trying to hurry things along, or getting anxious about progress, can actually impede creation. Just as it would for a gardener who kept worrying at a seed, trying to hurry it along or taking it up out of the soil to see how it was doing.
So cultivate the soil, not the seed.
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