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The roots create the fruits : Money Blueprint Part 2
Imagine a tree. Let’s suppose this tree represents the tree of life. On this tree there are fruits. In life, our fruits are called our results. So we look at the fruits (our results) and we don’t like them; there aren’t enough of them, they are too small, or they don’t taste good.
So what do we tend to do? Most of us put even more attention and focus on the fruits, our results. But what is it that actually creates those particular fruits? It’s the seeds and the roots that create those fruits.
It is what is under the ground that creates what’s above the ground. It’s what’s invisible that creates what’s visible.
So what does that mean?
It means that if you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.
Of course, some say that seeing is believing. The question I have for such people is “Why do you bother paying your electricity bill?” Although you can’t see electricity, you can certainly recognise and use its power. If you have any doubt as to whether it exists, just stick your fingers in an electric socket, and on the switch. I guarantee that your doubts will quickly disappear.
In my experience, what you cannot see in this world is far more powerful than anything you can see.
You may or may not agree with this, but to the extent that you don’t apply this principle in your life, you must be suffering. Why? Because you are going against the laws of nature, whereby what’s under the ground creates what is above the ground, where what’s invisible creates what’s visible.
As humans, we are a part of nature, not above it. Consequently, when we align with the laws of nature and work on our roots — our inner world — our life flows smoothly. When we don’t, life gets rough.
In every forest, on every farm, in every orchard on earth, it’s what’s under the ground that creates what’s above the ground.
That’s why placing your attention on the fruits that you have already grown is futile. You cannot change the fruits that are already hanging on the tree. You can however, change tomorrow’s fruits. But to do so, you will have to dig below the ground and strengthen the roots.
Keep connected. I will elaborate this further tomorrow. Feel free to share this with your friends. Till then…