Nature shows me that order is essential to all life. A tall, majestic oak tree that towers over me was once an acorn, small enough to fit in my palm.
I remember this truth as I progress along my spiritual path. My growth has not always felt like an upward trajectory, and I recall feeling as if I wandered off course, sometimes for years. But I have used my faculty of order to rekindle my inner drive, quicken my impulse to move forward, and refine and refocus my goals.
Before there are things, there are thoughts. I use nature as a guide to remember that even the tallest trees start small. My spiritual growth begins in my consciousness and flourishes with my thoughts. I welcome each step forward.
Let the wise also hear and gain in learning, and the discerning acquire skill.—Proverbs 1:5