Thriving where you’re planted…

“I don’t see much sense in that,” said Rabbit. “No,” said Pooh humbly, “there isn’t. But there was going to be when I began it. It’s just that something happened to it along the way.”                                     Winnie the Pooh

I was walking down the street about a week ago and saw these bluebonnets growing up through the cracks in the sidewalk.  A few feet away were a garden full of them. What I found interesting however, is that the bluebonnets growing through the cracks seemed a little more vibrant, a little more alive.

I am so excited to be surrounded by so many talented and amazing people every day. I love talking to people or visiting blogs and genuinely learning about the beauty in others. You know who you are. Once in a while however,  I come across someone who seems like their world is withering or they seem to have stopped living in the moment. Do you know what I mean? We get stuck in our ruts and feel like we have to follow the same old path every day. But there is a world out there! We have to find it and live it!

Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, suggests “life moves towards correcting the imbalance of mind that the development of logic has brought on.” That’s powerful. I guess this should make us appreciate those little pieces of unknown fate that drop in our laps now and then. You know the one’s that pull not just the rug out from underneath us, but the whole floor? How many of us when trying to expand the rigid confines of our mental box find that the real change comes when our comfort zones are greatly disturbed? The lines of logic sometimes have curves we don’t expect. Perspectives have to be challenged.

I have found that the times I have truly thrived were in places or through ideas I never dreamed of. The power in us exists-sometimes unbeknownst for years-waiting to burst through the cracks, and I realize through each burst that those growing alongside of me are no different. I guess that’s where the oneness comes in. I can appreciate the tears, and the hurts, but then I stop and ask myself the most important question “did I bloom today?”

Did you bloom today?

The video below is not new, but so full of life I wanted to share it again. Enjoy!

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12 Responses to Thriving where you’re planted…

  1. Jenny Trozell says:

    Lovely feel good video, haven´t seen it before 🙂

  2. I suddenly feel like some Louis Armstrong, and “What a Wonderful World” 🙂 Very nice post!

  3. geniespeaks says:

    I too like the video, but I loved your post. I appreciate your noticing that the bluebonnets in the sidewalk were doing better than the ones in the gardens.

  4. pesmother says:

    Lovely post! I believe our lives are enriched in the margins where we engage the challenges.

  5. Savannah says:

    I really enjoyed the Winnie the Pooh quote. Winnie the Pooh is oh so wise. That is a wonderful video! Watching animals and paying close attention to details can help us bloom every day. There is magic to be found in so many places if we just look and pay attention : )

  6. Love video and a lovely post
    Enjoyed it!
    All the best, Jenny

  7. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

    Reblogged this on lost creek publishing.

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