Starting is hard.
In spring seeds wake up underground surrounded by damp dark earth uncertain but energetic tiny sprouts push into a world without light blind to their surroundings they follow feeling seeking sunlight by tracking warmth in the soil `
We start the same way.
A new relationship, career, direction, even just a new day. Every start is uncertain. But risk lights an adrenalin fire in the belly. And like seeds we push out. Blind and uncertain we push. Scared and energized under that damp dark doubt we PUSH. Getting warmer or cooler. Following our feeling. Seeking.. ? .. what are we seeking?
Sprouts seek the sun because, as everyone knows, the sun makes plants grow. But why? It’s not exactly food. Their food, like ours, is physical. They eat nutrients found in water and soil. But without the sun, they can’t eat. Photosynthesis drives plant metabolism. Metabolism makes hunger. And hunger is essential.
The sun makes sprouts hungry. Hungry to grow. Hungry for life.
It’s funny to think about hunger as something to seek. After all, we spend a lot of effort avoiding hunger. Hunger is a powerful sensation. And a powerful influence on emotion and behavior. It’s a order from the body. EAT. And most of us don’t like taking orders from the body. We like our mind to call the shots. We’re uncomfortable following our instincts. It feels out of control. Very animal. And consciously or not, we don’t see ourselves as animals. We are human. Most evolved. Kings of the kingdom. Rulers of the world.
We do what we want.
Nature drives us. Just as the sun drives a sprout. We’re the same. Just more complicated. Our soil is where we are. What we eat. What we practice. The physical and social environment around us. Our seed is where we’re from. Our past. Our heredity. The things we carry into now. And our sun. Our sun is where we’re going. A hope. A passion that makes us hungry.
Nature sparks the hunger in our belly and drives the taste of our desires but we do have a choice a freewill to push towards the sun stay asleep or turn away
Maybe seeds have a choice too. To keep sleeping and dreaming DNA dreams of what could be. Or to wake up. Feel and struggle. Seek the sun and find their hunger.