Editor's note: The following monthly perspective was written by National Horseman's publisher, Allison Lambert, appearing in the December 2015 issue.
The Law of the Harvest
By Allison Lambert
Everyone knows that if you plant an apple seed, you’ll get an apple tree; you won’t get pears or bananas—you’ll get apples. This is called “the Law of the Harvest.” Whatever seeds you plant are the fruits that you will bear, an idea commonly expressed as “you reap what you sow.”
“The Law of the Harvest” is a simple law of nature and creation, and one that can be applied to much more than just farming. The principle of sowing and reaping applies to every aspect of life. If you sow seeds of criticism each day, you are going to reap criticism from others. If you sow seeds of kindness, you will reap kindness in return. This is also known as “karma.” Whatever you put out in the world is what will be returned to you.
Each day we all plant personal seeds in the world. We plant seeds of positive thoughts, love, kindness and all of the opposites as well. When a farmer looks at his barren land, he doesn’t sit and complain about it. He goes out and starts planting some seeds.
As we approach the new year and enter that time of personal reflection and New Year’s resolutions, ask yourself, “What kind of seeds am I planting in the world?” Are you planting seeds of generosity, or seeds of selfishness? Are you planting seeds of truth, or seeds of gossip? You can’t expect to reap the fruits of seeds you’ve never planted. So remember: “If you have a need, plant a seed.”