“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Potential resides at the deepest levels of all that is. The very nature of the physical world is to potentiate and then actualize. The oak tree exists within the acorn as a potentiation, however at the moment it is still an acorn, something all its own, but the very thing that gives rise to the next. The oak tree, actualized, then has the potential to produce thousands upon thousands of acorns, which then starts the cycle again. So, does the acorn actually only contain a single oak tree or does it contain all potential, future, emanations as well? Condition(s) affect the actualization of various potentials, which is why the same acorn would very rarely create the same exact tree; there’s too much interplay involved in the process to know, at an organismal level, what conditions correlate to what outcome. Although, for decades they have studied this at the cellular level and know what medium (nutrient material) and constituents stimulate stem cell actualization into muscle, bone, or whatever. All this stated to convey that everyone in every moment has the potential to actualize something new, not only for themselves but all that they come into contact with, even any progeny that they may never meet. Our lives are interconnected and each life fulfills a role within the totality, molded not fated by conditions, now and on into infinity.
On this day, I will recognize the potential of the acorn, and know that the same potential resides with in me. What I am today has as little influence on who I am tomorrow as I allow there to be. I am free to BE, as I AM. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
** I couldn’t choose which one was better, so I used both 🥰