Growth does not always happen when we are looking.
Looking at our progress.
Looking at our surroundings.
Like a seed planted in the ground.
We water it.
We fertilize it.
And we take care of it all the time.
Yet we don't see it sprouting.
But day after day it is growing under the ground.
The roots grow down so it can have the nutrients it needs.
Until that one special day comes and we see it sprouting out of the ground.
It seemed like nothing was happening for so long.
And now it begins to grow quickly and soon we cannot believe how big the plant gets.
We may work at something for a long time.
Honing our skills.
Yet we don't feel like we are really getting that much better.
We have good days and we have bad days.
And to our amazement we do something we've never done before.
Or we just do it more naturally, more easily, more fluidly.
Now we see all that hard work paying off.
Yet if we look back, we can see that it was not one big step.
It was a series of little steps that we took each day.
One after another.
We moved inch by inch.
And now we are on top of the hill.
Enjoying the beautiful vista.
We did not get there overnight.
And the transformation was not in some magic recipe.
It did not matter what path we took.
By merely making the decision and following through we transformed.
Almost without noticing.
So where are you transforming without noticing? How are you changing through the journey?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant