Written March 2, 2014(edited 2017)
“The things We do Today, are the Seeds of Tomorrow. What are our actions today? What are We planting? What are We nourishing? Honesty, Integrity, Compassion, Sharing, Accountability, the 3 Rs… Responsibility, Respect and Reverence (for the Awe and Beauty of Life). What do You wish to grow in Your Life, in Our Life, in Our Childrens Life!!” ~ Doug
Something to ponder…
Remember when you were in school and you were being taught a subject you didn’t like, maybe even hated it? You probably said something like, “Why am I learning this? I’m never going to need it later in life.” Or maybe you couldn’t understand why your parents made you do chores. Then, some time down the road, you discover that the subject that you hated was needed for college or your new job. You also realize your parents were trying to teach you about responsibility and accountability.
What about the stranger you donated an article of clothing to? Or that person that got to the stop sign at the same time as you and you waved them to go first? Perhaps the stranger you gave the clothing to got a job or it really help their emotional state all because you shared what you had. And maybe the other driver was in a hurry to get to their loved one who’s hurt or ill.
Many of the seeds we are able to plant are commonly referred to as Spiritual Principles. If the word “Spiritual” makes you feel uneasy you could just call them “Principles”. Many of these Principles are based on the the well known Golden Rule, “Do to others as you would have them do to you”. Well this is the modern day version of it. A little tid bit of trivia from Wikipedia, “Possibly the earliest affirmation of reciprocity reflecting the Ancient Egyptian goddess, Ma’at, who appears in the story of The Eloquent Peasant, which dates to the Middle Kingdom (c. 2040 – c. 1650 BC): ‘Now this is the command: Do to the doer to make him do.’ A Late Period (c. 664 BC – 323 BC) papyrus contains an early negative affirmation of the Golden Rule: “That which you hate to be done to you, do not do to another.”
When we teach our young ones these Principles we are in effect sowing seeds of good. This helps to raise happy, healthy, responsible adults who will hopefully do the same for their children and so on. Now I know there are lots of parents who do teach their children these Principles but there aren’t as many doing it today as there were when I was growing up. Can you imagine how our world would be today if more parents taught the Spiritual Principles? Just imagine…