Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Blooming Hyacinths

The hyacinths that i began forcing 2 months ago (see my November 15th blog) are beginning to bloom. The light pinks are flowering first.

Why the light pinks? i wonder. Why not the dark pink, the blue, the yellow, the white?

Perhaps "why" isn't the appropriate question. This is just the way life is unfolding.

Even though we begin meditating at the same time as a friend, perhaps they "bloom" first. The comparing mind wants to know why they are getting better results than we are. In this case, "why" is not a useful question. It's more a case of "different strokes for different folks." Different meditation methods work for different minds.

It's time to simply have faith. The hyacinth bulbs will all bloom in their own time. When the light pink wilts, some other hyacinth will surprise me with its fragrance.

Trust the fragrance of this path that does indeed lead to peace.

1 comment:

  1. That's a beautiful simile. Having compassion for ourselves rather than competing with our expectations - excellent advice.