“When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet. You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. Similarly, just do your daily practice and cultivate a kind heart. Abandon impatience and instead be content creating the causes for goodness; the results will come when they’re ready.”
I read this a few times, then again slowly. Then again, thinking about parenting. The phrase "instead be content creating the causes for goodness" stood out.
And maybe I'll just stop there for now.