Lesson from a Camellia

Today, during my morning meditations, the camellia bush next to my sit-spot reminded me that, even in Beings that at times seem tough, prickly, and profoundly unhappy, new growth can be delicate, pliable, and vibrant. It responds robustly to a gentle touch, careful feeding, one’s full attention, and a few kind words. So, remember: treat it gently.

This is also true of human children, and human adults who are acting like children.

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