"I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter's tough, and spring's coming. I believe that there's a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow, you get better" - Steve Southerland
Last week I went over the importance of plowing the field of our mind. And the danger in ignoring a new season.
Fertile ground for any endeavor is necessary. With so many variables contributing to the quality of a harvest. Some in our control and some not.
Many people talk about being reborn and dying to yourself. A concept that eluded me for so long. One I am not sure if I completely grasp now. A constant renewing.
Rebirth is the action of reappearing or starting to flourish or increase after a decline; revival. Have you ever acknowledged how one field produces a crop year after year? By simply following a template or algorithm of sowing and reaping. With those wanting a bigger crop, increasing their capacity (acquiring more field).
The ability to use one central location as a a means of producing a limitless harvest. Not that it will produce without ceasing. And that it will continue to produce a predictable harvest consistently. What a powerful endeavor.
Rebirth, for me, first begins with shedding the old. What I have often called unlearning. An acceptance that this field has run its course. There is no more that it can produce. The season is at its end. Which infers that our field must be plowed, planted, & watered.
How many years have you began by shedding the old first? Many begin a new year packing on new beliefs, concepts, & thought processes. Only to be frustrated with the quality and efficiency of the "new" field.
Rebirth requires conscious awareness. Awareness of the process. Awareness of the variables. Awareness of what is in our control and what is not. Again this dying to an old self that has had its opportunity to yield fruit.
We get to choose what parts of our being is yielding fruit or not. Just look at your life. Where are you happy with the results? Where are you frustrated? Where can you produce more? Where can you produce a higher quality or with greater efficiency?
The future is designed. It does not depend on a creator outside of this realm. And with us co-creating along side this eco-system we were born into.
We must continue to renew our mind. Not replacing the field. Only maintaining its fertility. Rebirth does not mean acquiring an entirely new field. Very rarely is that necessary. We are merely caring for the field already in existence.
Take this week and observe/acknowledge your field. Is it fertile? Does it possess what is necessary to produce consistently year after year? Can you identify your algorithm of plowing, planting, and watering?