This is a well known saying, and is an ancient teaching.
Are you sowing beautiful seeds or weeds?
This is the Law of Compensation.
Many people go through life sowing seeds of hate, sorrow, lack, terror, war, crime and misery.
According to the media and news on television, that is what the world is made of.
But we seldom get to hear of all the good seeds that are being sown.
There are millions of people all over the world that are sowing seeds of love, hope, peace, charity, kindness, happiness, gentleness and generosity.
Many of these people are the Elders in society, but there are people of all ages giving up their lives to sow these seeds.
The Elders are the ones who have maybe started a new life after retirement and want to experience the positive side of ageing.
With gifts of intellect, the ability to teach, nurse, even down to helping poor societies with plumbing, electricty etc.
But what about those of us who seem unable to do great things in life and are limited to staying where we are?
The Law of Compensation still comes into action.
Think about how it feels to give. Buying or creating something to give away is so much more appreciable that receiving. We have heard the saying “It is better to give than to receive”
That is because we find so much pleasure in seeing someones face and lighting up their day.
But there is so much more to the Law of Compensation than that.
How we live and operate every day is what we are sowing.
If we talk endlessly about the terror and the awful weather, we are perpetuating the “terrible” or “awful” feelings that we have, and passing them onto the people who we are having the conversation with.
I could enlarge on the bigger picture in society of the Hitlers and Sadam Husseins as examples of getting back what they sowed, but that could take up whole books.
For now let’s think about what you are sowing in your everyday life.
Are you sowing all the things that help other people?
It can be giving your time, money, talents and love. Or maybe a smile, a hug, a compliment or a word of encouragement.
Watching a mother on the bus or in the supermarket with a difficult child and criticising her is not going to help. Encouraging the Mother by a smile or just saying that she is doing a good job, can make all the difference to that mothers day.
Helping someone in any way has its compensations. That boils down to whatever we are doing. It does not have to be great, or take a lot of energy.
This law could take pages of writing, but I will just leave you with these intitial thoughts for now.
You do not have to consciously use this law, because as with all the other laws of the universe, it is already in action!
It is the Law of Compensation!