Seasons of Growth

It is amazing:

the shape and the colour of a bud and blossom

indicate the shape and the colour of the fruit.

The plant follows a blueprint

that in all seasons of growth

you can recognize

an apple, a cherry, a pear, a rose.

Look deeply, and you will see it,

that blueprint.


Can this translate to a human being?

The ancestors believed that you could see

the most useful / fruit stage of a human

in his or her youth / blossom.

Recall that yogis advise

to get a hold of

depression, rage, addiction

as soon as possible,

because the patterns progress

to their consequences

in the same way

as purity, peace, loving kindness, joy


to their fruit state.

Look deeply at the blueprints

in your life and in your self.

Starve your weak points.

Feed your good and high traits.

Let your blueprint grow

and shape its most harmonious,

most delicious,

most beautiful yield.



9 May 2015

Published also on Medium

3 thoughts on “Seasons of Growth

  1. Yes our youth is the most fruitful stage in our life. The blueprint that sets the precedence throughout our incarnation. Yet it does not mean that we have to wait for the next life to either redesign or re-experience blooming in new directions and avenues. Key into the youthfulness that we were, that is still vibrant and ever with us as we mature. It is not lost nor shed. Rather it transforms to become a foundation for further growth. Keep our soil fertile so receive and take to root the new seeds each in their season. Ever producing new and renewed fruit from our Divine nature that ever grows and evolves.

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    1. Youth was equated to blossom, and mid age/the adult years to the fruitful and useful age.

      = Following the life cycle of a tree or plant.

      What the sages advised is to get hold of the difficult traits immediately and while young, not only because it is easier then, but also because they understood that a harvest was coming with maturity, and in order to keep the person alive, well and able to enjoy the harvests of their own efforts, that person had to come into age.

      The 20th century had different ideas and made youth and childhood the golden, or productive time. But what do kids know, what horizon could they have? How responsible can an underage person be?

      For that reason, it is good to let them enjoy themselves, and not expect “fruit” from people who are still developing and impressionable.

      When I wrote that, I remembered that all bad habits and patterns start in adolescence too… And that they too “set the direction” for later struggles in life.

      For example, kids in school, at their first job, with their clique and still living with some adults at home can be redirected to better… while a similar behaviour – when there is noone with more experience around them – is pretty hard to modify.


      I like your ideas too, however. 


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