It was the strangest thing.
A sunflower growing in the gutter.
I’m not exactly sure how it got there but there it was. Growing tall, fully in bloom, oblivious to the fact that flowers simply don’t grow in the gutter.
This flower just didn’t know any better. It never questioned why it was in the gutter. It never once questioned if it would ever be able to grow there.
It just grew.
Where it was.
I don’t know much about flowers, but I do know about us humans. And for many of us we simply find ways not to grow.
We think. We analyze. We overthink. We overanalyze. So much thinking and we can actually think ourselves out of growing. We use our ability to rationalize to find ways for us to stay in a state of waiting for a better environment, a better time, a better system of support. Guilty, I’ve been, an experienced “justifier” of staying stuck and waiting for things to be “right” before moving ahead.
Meanwhile, in my gutter grows a beautiful sunflower…
Often our stagnation is simply a reflection of our belief system, of what we honestly feel is – or isn’t – possible for us. And rather than confront any limitations in our internal belief system it’s much easier to focus on external conditions and factors as reasons why we’re still where we tell ourselves we no longer wish to be.
What if we were to think like that flower in my gutter and just grew, grew into all we were created to be? Never questioning our ability, our environment, the timing, nor our inherent worthiness to simply allow ourselves to grow into who we were created to become? Right here. Right now.
If we can think of ways to hold ourselves stagnant, why can’t we change that thinking to support our divine evolution?
Could it be that simple?
Just something to not overthink about.