Two days ago I was standing on the bridge over the river I love. I had already faced downstream and done my "Out with the Bad" routine, breathing and mentally letting go of that which does not serve me. When I faced upstream ready to feel the good stuff (the current coming toward me), I noticed after a while, a little eddy on the riverbank pooling behind a big boulder in the water, lapping up against the shore. There were at least 100 tiny green saucer-shaped, leaf-like seeds that had dropped into this little pool from a tree overhead.
I wondered if the seeds were trapped in this eddy, bound to bob up and down until they sank or rotted, or if they would eventually leave the eddy and join the current of the river. I watched for several minutes and noticed that a little cluster of floating seedlings broke off from the main cluster and made their way to the edge of the eddy, bobbing with some ripples that the river was making. They just sat there for a while. Soon, this little pistachio-colored cluster of seeds left the eddy, curved around the rock and went upstream along the shore for a foot or two then slowly, they made their way out to join the current of the river. They merely touched the current and, as if on cue, this beautiful cluster of leaves joined the current when they were ready.
This happened over and over, sometimes with one little seed, or a cluster. It was so beautiful. I often feel like those little seeds slowly swirling in the eddy happy to sit there, or, when I'm ready ~ joining the current. When my children were little I learned that all my children really needed was dirt and water to be content. I think it's the same for me.