Life On Purpose.

Via on May 15, 2012

Lessons from a plant

Life, much like the seeds of a plant, starts with a simple purpose: to flourish. As babies, there is an unresisted oneness with that purpose, but as we grow older our mind takes over and we lose faith in the path on which we travel, and often lose sight of our natural destiny.

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Seeds are planted, and then without question, the germination process begins. A root base forms, and soon sprouts and grows towards the nourishing sun evolving into a beautiful plant with leaves, and, eventually, flowers.

Once one flower or leaf dies, the plant is not discouraged, or at a loss for a sense of self, it simply waits until it blossoms again. Even in the harshest of winters where death seems immanent, it retracts back to it’s roots until it can grow again—if again—with ease and undoubting trust in its purpose.

“Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.” ~ Unknown

Seed: just for today, listen to your intuition and work towards achieving what you never thought you could. Be one with the process and you will be one with life.

How many dead flowers are you holding on to? Honor yourself and let them go, so you can flower again.

About Joshua Plant

Joshua Plant is nothing. His reality is nothingness, and because he has inhabited this space, this void, he is empowered. While wearing the hat of a meditator, entrepreneur, chef, PR guy, social media junkie, producer, yogi, quote lover, blogger & artist: he pays his bills doing PR; notwithstanding, his true calling extends far beyond the boundaries of his employment. / His blog entitled, Planting Wisdom, is dedicated to planting seeds of wisdom through enlightened writings, quotes, photos and mindfulness techniques all aimed to create a happier world. / Joshua is a foodie with an insane tongue that requires him to leap from place to place, country to country (planet to planet??) in search of new flavors and succulent nibbles! He puts his nose into everything work-wise, and just about everything else, he wants to get a sense of the notes that compose everything. One could suppose this is why he does not sleep, it is like a symphony of ideas, scents, and glitter dancing around his head twenty-four hours a day.

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6 Responses to “Life On Purpose.”

  1. MamasteNJ says:

    Just intro'd on Facebook in:
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    ~Mamaste

  2. Jenn says:

    Great metaphors and you just gave me something to think about! Thanks!

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  5. Joshua Plant JoshMPlant says:

    Thank you kindly! I think the only thing you are "supposed" to be is you. Whatever you are, is what you are supposed to be. Just love yourself unconditionally, and you will be whoever you feel you are. :)

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