Take Time to Smell the Roses

When we plant a rose seed in the earth, we notice that it is small, but we do not criticize it as “rootless and stemless.” We treat it as a seed, giving it the water and nourishment required of a seed. When it first shoots up out of the earth, we don’t condemn it as immature and underdeveloped; nor do we criticize the buds for not being open when they appear. We stand in wonder at the process taking place and give the plant the care it needs at each stage of its development. The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change; yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is. – Tim Gallwey

The ability to appreciate others for who, what and where they are in their development is easier than appreciating where we ourselves are in our development.  The comparisons occur daily.  The best you ever did is the bar to beat.  That only creates frustration.

Over the next week I will be reading Tim Gallwey “The Inner Game of Work”  and add to the current list of ideas on how to break through the current performance level.   The ability to let it be is missing.   Being present to right now, this moment is the skill I have had the most success with in the past.  It seems as though the space of possibility is completely empty and nothing.  That used be empowering.

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