Did you know that a dormant seed is so well protected it can survive for years in a dead-but-not-dead, alive-but-not-alive state? In fact, kernels of wheat (the seed of the wheat plant) found buried in ancient Egyptian tombs were able to be germinated! That wheat had survived centuries and had not served any true purpose at all.
Our dreams can be the same way. It’s so tempting to keep them safe and deadened in the hard shell of protection away from the light of day or anything that might dirty our brilliant ideas.
In order for a seed to germinate and bring forth its fruit, it must go through a scary, completely altering transformation. This same transformation is something we go through to turn our dreams and ideas into reality. And it is fear of that transformation that keeps many of us from ever doing so.
Instead of fearing the transformation, marvel in the miracle it represents. There’s huge power in simply exposing your dream. Shine the bright light upon it. Water it with words of wisdom and encouragement from mentors around you. Put it in a place where it stands a chance to take root and watch the amazing happen.
Certain things you have control over. Others, you do not — and that’s the cool part.
When you plant the seed of an idea capable of outgrowing your expectations, you tap into a power of sowing and harvest that is bigger than you. All because you had the courage to take your dream out of its tidy paper envelope and put it in the dirty world where the sun could shine on it. Bravo!