A while back, I was trying to decide whether to even attempt to grow a few eggplant plants from a packet of free seeds I was given. Then it suddenly struck me, what a silly question. Just put them out there and see what happens! It’s such a tiny investment of time and energy, and who knows, I might even get an eggplant or two out of it.
This is true of so many small decisions I confront everyday of my life. I worry too long about whether to throw them out there and see if they take root. Why agonize over it? Just put the silly seeds in the ground. What have I lost if nothing comes up?
This has evolved into my philosophy of “do what’s right in front of you, and stop worrying so much about every little thing.”
I have decided to simply trust in the universe and follow my intuition. The universe put those seeds in my hand. I did not go out seeking after them. They are here and they certainly won’t turn into plants sitting in their neat little packet on my coffee table. I am the vehicle these tiny seeds have chosen to give them life. Whether I like it or not, I’m in charge.
After I planted the seeds and dutifully began watering them every few hours, I sat and thought about how many decisions in my life could be dispatched just as quickly and easily. No muss, no fuss.