Thursday, February 2, 2012

Becoming A Blessing...


"The buddha seed is the part of everyone that has the capacity for wisdom....

Knowing that a buddha seed is present in everyone changes the way we see things. We are all more than we seem. Many things do not wear their true nature on their sleeve. What you can see and touch about an acorn, its color, its weight, its hardness, length, and width will never hint at the secret of its potential. This secret is not directly measurable, but given the proper conditions over time it may become visible.

There is a natural yearning towards wholeness and wisdom in us all as well. This varies in strength from person to person. It may be quite conscious in some and deeply buried in others; it may form the focus of one life and lie on the periphery of another, but it is always there. Wholeness is a basic human need."

- Becoming A Blessing 
from 
"My Grandfather's Blessings"
by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

I read this passage yesterday evening once again, and savored the sweetness of the "buddha seed" message. I am reminded of it as I look at a spring bulb and understand that what I am seeing at that moment is not its ultimate beauty and potential... knowing this allows me to cultivate patience and kind regard for the blessing that is coming...I am glad and grateful...

4 comments:

Anyes said...

Such wise words, Karen. It seems it was exactly what I needed to read this morning and the timing could not have been better. Thank you for inspiring me :-)

Birdie said...

These words resonates with me so very deeply dear Karen, but i think you know that ... :-) thinking of you and sending you love & joy & peace & hugs :-)

Dana said...

Beautiful words of wisdom. Just what I needed today.

xx~

Red Rose Alley said...

What a nice message that you said about waiting for the blessing to come. That is greatly appreciated, especially now as I will be experiencing changes of moving from one place to another. A move is never easy, but if we have pleasant thoughts of blessings coming our way, it makes it all easier. Thank you, my friend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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