Being open to life gives life. Life feeds and nurtures itself to the degree that it is open to itself. It’s a beautiful thing. Thomas Merton describes it in this way:
“Every moment and every event of a person’s life on earth plants something in his/her soul. For just as the wind carries thousands of invisible and visible winged seeds, so the stream of time brings with it germs of spiritual vitality that come to rest imperceptibly in the minds and wills of people. Most of these unnumbered seeds perish and are lost, because people are not prepared to receive them: for such seeds as these cannot spring up anywhere except in the good soil of liberty and desire.”
The question always persists, how open and discerning are we?