The hyacinths i forced bloom in a particular order, even though i started them all on the same day.
The blue blooms first, followed by the raspberry pink, then the light pink, then the creamy yellow, and finally the white. It's taken about a month for them to go through this cycle.
Our spiritual development also progresses along a predictable path. The first step is to live with integrity. The second is to practice generosity.
Let's begin then, growing our integrity, practicing harmlessness toward ourselves first of all. Pretty soon, we too will bloom.