Hello my friends!
You work. You work a lot. You work hard. This is what it take s to get your dreams.
You are like a farmer. You are growing a crop to grow yourself, help others, and to better your community.
All of our crops are a little different. Perhaps a new technology, a new story, or maybe a new shoe that betters your posture (I don't know, lol).
Even though all our crops may be different we all put in the work. We till the soil with the practice of our craft, checking things off our list, setting up that meeting with the big client. All of this is fruitful work. You take action and things start to grow. BUT we have to come to grips with something. No matter how hard we work there is some stuff we have no control over.
When the farmer goes to sleep at night he knows that under the ground something good is happening to his crops. Under the earth, the seed they have toiled over is receiving good things from the soil.
I have a few plants in my home. I put them next to a window so they get sun and air. I water my plants because I know they need that to live. I do these things because its what I've been taught to make plants grow. Before I can see any green pop out of the ground I am really acting on faith, trust, and work. Before I can see any growth I have no idea what that seed is actually doing in the pot. I'm doing all the things I know to do and trusting that the soil will do its part.
That is what we need to learn about our work. There is so much out of our hands. No matter how many hours you put in or how hard you work you need to find peace in the soil of your work. That the things happening while you rest will bring forth fruit.
It's a lesson in letting go of control, worry, and strife.
It's not an excuse to get lazy. Far from it. It's a call to put in the work. Till your soil until your hands hurt. Then rest. Rest fully, allowing the soil to do its part. Then you can do it all again the next day. Before you know it you will be reaping your harvest.
TILL. WATER. REST. REAP.
photo by Mattew Murphy
I'm a PDX boy living in a NYC world. I believe that simple acts of kindness can change a life and that words are the most powerful things we own. I hope to use my words to bring positivity and hope to all on their journey.