Seed

1 (a): a small object produced by a plant from which a new plant can grow; (b): a propagated animal structure; (c) a beginning condition or stage
2: Progeny
3: a source of development or growth: Germ

 

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Seed (n.): Old English sed, saedthat which may be sown; an individual grain of seed; offspring, posterity,” from Proto-Germanic sedizseed” from Proto-Indo-European se-tisowing” from root se-to sow” (sow). Figurative use in Old English, meaning “offspring, progeny” rare now except in biblical use. Meaning “semen” is from c. 1300.

Source: www.etymonline.com

Wisdom

“What are you planting today to harvest tomorrow?”

Lailah Gifty Akita (Ghanian author and founder of Smart Youth Volunteers Foundation)

Bio Source:

www.goodreads.com/author/show/8297615.Lailah_Gifty_Akita

“The word is like a seed, and the human mind is so fertile, but only for those kinds of seeds it is prepared for.”

Miguel Ruiz (b. 1952, Toltec master, author, and founder of the Six Sun Foundation; best known for the book, “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom”)

Bio Source:

www.miguelruiz.com

“You are a seed; that is why God plants you in adversity when He wants you to grow.”

Matshona Dhliwayo (Canadian based philosopher, entrepreneur, and author)

Bio Source:

www.goodreads.com/author/show/7978664.Matshona_Dhliwayo

Seeds have the power to preserve species, to enhance cultural as well as genetic diversity, to counter economic monopoly and to check the advance of conformity on all its many fronts.”

Michael Pollan (b. 1955, author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism; he “writes about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment”)

Bio Source:

michaelpollan.com

“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894, Scottish writer notable for such novels as “Treasure Island,” “Kidnapped,” and “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”)

Bio Source:

www.biography.com/people/robert-louis-stevenson-9494571

“Fruits doesn't fall far from the tree but their seeds can go places
and wherever they go
by their virtues
they leave their traces”

Indira Mukhopadhyah (author)

Bio Source:

www.goodreads.com/book/show/23235667

“The myth of ‘free choice’ begins with ‘free market’ and ‘free trade.’ When five transnational corporations control the seed market, it is not a free market, it is a cartel.”

Vandana Shiva (b. 1952, author, activist, pioneer, author, mother)

Bio Source:

vandanashiva.com

Meditation

“What are you planting today to harvest tomorrow?”

Lailah Gifty Akita

 

When we want to transform our lives we must not only plant seeds of flowers or vegetables, but also a field of majestic trees, those who have the power to witness our growth and evolutions.

When I wanted to thrive and to live a life of wonder I decided with great trepidation to move from my beautiful and intensive life in New York City to a new life in Florida.  It took me two years to do so, mainly because I had to deconstruct my old life by first purging seventeen years of memories through marriage, children, and a difficult divorce.

I gave away hundreds of books, clothes, furniture, and leveled my life to ground.  I then began to dream and to build my future life, one that has been building momentum for some time.

Once I found an adequate job, put my apartment on sale, bought a new home, and procured a great school for my daughter, I was ready to start afresh.

The seeds planted were the necessary tools I needed to embark upon a new and happier life.  It was about my exterior life as well as my interior.

So, plant your seeds, sojourners, and do so with joy of the anticipation and with passionate gusto!

Much Love, Tonya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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