Meditation: What We Nurture.
We become what we nurture. Recently I had breakfast with Mozella, a dear friend who’s 93 years old. Mozella is gentle, kind, generous, and vibrant. She walks regularly, speaks kindly, laughs often, and reminds me of the richness and beauty of life. Mozella misses so many dear friends that have died. Mozella is thankful for dear friends, family and new people in her life. Mozella is a testament to how to live life well. From the memories Mozella has shared – and my experience of her for over 12 years of friendship – it’s clear she’s nurtured beauty in thought, word and deed. We become what we nurture. Nurture joy. Nurture forgiveness. Nurture loving-kindness. Enjoy the journey.
anthony glenn miller
All living things are formed by being,
and shaped by their environment,
growing if nourished well by virtue;
the being from non-being.
Chapter 51 – Tao Te Ching
The Parable of the Sower Explained
“Hear then the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away. As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”
Matthew 13: 18-23