“It’s up to us.
May all our innate seeds of natural bravery
flower as communities of compassionate courage.”
What an inspirational thought and idea…to tap into those seeds of natural bravery that we all have….
to take each one of those seeds of natural bravery…
of kind and courageous thoughts, words and deeds,
to plant them, as a community,
into gardens of compassionate courage…
and to nurture them
and do whatever needs to be done
to help each and every one of them grow.
I used a garden photo in the background of that top page…one that was just posted on Pondering Turtle’s blog….her own lovely little garden in Australia...a photo of her own plot, which is part of a larger community garden. She mentioned that when she first planted her own garden, there were many empty plots, and she wanted to help bring those empty plots alive….so she planted a few sunflower seeds in each empty plot..and now they have grown. Maybe she can take photos of the different sunflowers in the various plots…her very own garden of seeds of compassionate courage and action.
I actually do consider sunflowers to be a symbol of courage….innate bravery….and so now it expands to the community of compassionate courage….“advice from the sunflower”