I found this quote today and thought I would share it because I think it pretty much sums up the process of creating something from a seed thought. Nurturing that seed until it becomes a full grown plant....then that mature plant creating its own seeds and watching how those seeds scatter to become something even more significant.
As the 'fruits' of my labor begin to manifest it is encouraging to look back at the seed thought and realize how far along that thought has come. I was walking around San Francisco last week and observing all the people at their lunch breaks. So many hundreds of people in this one city on the planet, all out and about; walking, eating, talking, meeting, wandering. It was a moment when I connected with the seed thoughts that had to happen in order for that to happen...for all those people to have jobs, careers, etc...
I have a very small company, if one can even call it that at this time, which is basically me. I have a fabulous seamstress who lives seven blocks away who enthusiastically sews for me and has helped figure out the best way to do things in the kindest, least judgement way, her name is Zen. Then I have Karen who had her own design label years ago and is someone who I really respect. I respect her experience, and knowledge and her eye...she is making my patterns, and has begun spending a little time here cutting so I can get other things done. And finally I have my daughters, Julia and Wysdom who quickly will let me know if I am on the right track and lend their youthful opinions to my sometimes 'older' ideas of things....thank god for them.
So I suppose this is the seed which is now sprouting...just peeking its tiny little head above ground, checking things out and seeing if the conditions are ready to continue its upwards growth.....so far so good.
"This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concering all acts of initiative (and creating), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and spendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising ones's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way." I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic it it"