Haven:a place to grow
I plant a seed. It is a dahlia seed, picked from a dried flower head last autumn, stored in a container over the winter and in spring the seeds are sprinkled over some soil in a pot, placed on the windowsill with some water and left. A week or so pass and shoots appear. They stretch up to the light, hunting for it. The shoot becomes a stem. Leaves appear. It grows. The seed knows how to grow. It is part of who it is.
As children we are born with this same wisdom. For the most part we know what we need to be who we are. However as we grow from children into adults we accumulate social niceties good or bad. Things happen to us. While we have an understanding of our essential self, we do tend to go along with what is required of us as members of society and sometimes we forget how wise we are.
Wisdom is all that you carry within yourself. It is your unique perspective of the world. We are like a seed. We know the conditions we need to grow in, we just sometimes loose this with all that comes with life.
“Wisdom in photos allows you to speak in a different way.”
Julie DuBose, “Effortless Beauty”
After reading this sentence I asked myself when did I last feel wise? When did I last acknowledge how wise I am? When did I last listen to my wisdom? I realised it gets lost in the clutter of every day life and as result we sometimes forget that we are wise creatures. These words encouraged me to embrace my wisdom and to step in the creative direction it was encouraging me to go, even if it was a different path to my contempories.