Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.*
Henry David Thoreau
If you keep telling people who they are, who their best selves are, if you keep reminding them of their true identity, there’s a good chance they’ll figure out what to do.
It’s a staggering thought:
The mighty sequoia is contained within a tiny seed, just
waiting to germinate;
No less staggering is what lies within
*Austin Kleon’s blog: What does a seed look like?;
**Rob Bell’s What is the Bible?