Parable of the seed.

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makara
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Parable of the seed.

Post by makara » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:08 am

The seed lived in a dry, dark cave.
Nothing ever disturbed it.
So it believed it's life was perfect.
No thing changed,
no challenges,
no effort.
So it lived for thousands of years.

Then an earthquake left a big crack in the
roof of the cave,
into which peered a hungry bird.
Seeing the seed (which was now blinded by the light)
it hopped down,
gobbled the seed
and flew away.

But the seed went straight through the bird
and was dropped in a little heap of bird poo,
perfect manure for growth.

So for the first time the seed had to inter-act.
Its relation to the soil brought forth shoots and roots.
Then the new growth appeared above the ground
where is met wind
and rain
and sun
and dust.
All the trials of life bore down on the little plant.

At first the plant was frightened and cried out
"I want to be back in my safe, quiet, cave.
I don't like the wind,
I don't aggree with the rain,
the sun is too bright
the dust is too dusty."

But then came a cool, calm day
and the little plant realised it not only
still existed but had grown stronger.
The travails and tests
had provoked new strenght and growth.

So the plant grew into a big tree,
a tremendous, shade-giving tree,
storing thousands of litres of water,
housing animals and birds nests,
sending down leaf litter to the soil.

And in the wisdom of its maturity
it laughed at itself
realising that what it reacted to,
what frightened it,
what made it feel vulnerable
was also what made it the great tree is was.
And had it remained in the cave
it would never have evolved and
fullfilled it's purpose.
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Re: Parable of the seed.

Post by ANNA » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:44 am

makara wrote:The seed lived in a dry, dark cave.
Nothing ever disturbed it.
So it believed it's life was perfect.
No thing changed,
no challenges,
no effort.
So it lived for thousands of years.

Then an earthquake left a big crack in the
roof of the cave,
into which peered a hungry bird.
Seeing the seed (which was now blinded by the light)
it hopped down,
gobbled the seed
and flew away.

But the seed went straight through the bird
and was dropped in a little heap of bird poo,
perfect manure for growth.

So for the first time the seed had to inter-act.
Its relation to the soil brought forth shoots and roots.
Then the new growth appeared above the ground
where is met wind
and rain
and sun
and dust.
All the trials of life bore down on the little plant.

At first the plant was frightened and cried out
"I want to be back in my safe, quiet, cave.
I don't like the wind,
I don't aggree with the rain,
the sun is too bright
the dust is too dusty."

But then came a cool, calm day
and the little plant realised it not only
still existed but had grown stronger.
The travails and tests
had provoked new strenght and growth.

So the plant grew into a big tree,
a tremendous, shade-giving tree,
storing thousands of litres of water,
housing animals and birds nests,
sending down leaf litter to the soil.

And in the wisdom of its maturity
it laughed at itself
realising that what it reacted to,
what frightened it,
what made it feel vulnerable
was also what made it the great tree is was.
And had it remained in the cave
it would never have evolved and
fullfilled it's purpose.
Lovely parable, makara…smile :)

somehow reminded ‘me’

about Bible’s parables ….

....very human perspective........


:wink: :lol:
makara
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Post by makara » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:54 am

Cooooeee Anna

ew ... didnt want it to sound biblical!
ANNA
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Post by ANNA » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:05 am

makara wrote:Cooooeee Anna

ew ... didnt want it to sound biblical!

cooooooooooeeeeeeeeee, makara!

okay, we agree,

i have re-read it,

your parable don't sounds biblical.....

it sound makara's........lol


........and so be it!


8) :lol:
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Post by Libra » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:30 pm

Mak,

we visited Merlin's grave last week in Scotland

yes, merlin the magician
there's a thorn tree growing
on the spot where he died

of course
i crabbed a berryseed

looking for a place to plant it

i'm thinking the wood will make good wands

p.s.
don't tell customs

p.p.s.
taking advanced orders

p.p.p.s.
if you can't wait:
this is cool! check it out!
http://www.thewandcompany.com/

http://www.thewandcompany.com/Manual.html
makara
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Post by makara » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:27 am

Good story Libra!
Merlin is a hero since young childhood.

And the wands ... well talk about putting
Harry Potter to shame!

Good luck with the seed :D
may it yield a wondrous wood.
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