Every moment and every event of
Every man’s life on earth
Plants something in his soul.
For just as the wind carries
Thousands of winged seeds,
So each moment brings with it
Germs of spiritual vitality
That come to rest imperceptibly
In the minds and wills of men.

Most of these unnumbered seeds
Perish and are lost, because
Men are not prepared to receive them:
For such seeds as these
Cannot spring up anywhere except
In the good soil of
Freedom, spontaneity and love.

– Thomas Merton

Photo of Daffodils | Daylesford | VIC | Australia | 2012

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