There are some things we want to grow and other things we wish would go away. I look at my plants and say GROW GROW GROW you’re not growing fast enough for me! I open up a container of old yogurt and think disgusting! I wish you never grew here! Other growing things appear out of nowhere. Thoughts are their seeds. In fields one hundred houses sometimes pop up, like contagious mushrooms. How did they get there so fast? It’s a planned growth: some like it; others do not. Many growths are the cause of argument: there is hole in the sky that keeps growing and growing, for instance. And of course there are people. It can be uncomfortable if someone next to you is growing rapidly, like seedlings sprouting in the same pot. He’s growing too much! You might think. The sun won’t be able to shine on me! But you’ll see, soon you’ll both be replanted in new, larger pots. It’s only because you don’t see the endless possibilities of growth that you feel stuck where you are. Sometimes we find ourselves tiny sitting in a gigantic cup that we can’t see out of. In these situations we have to be patient with ourselves. One day we will reach the brim and peer out over the possibilities. And then instead of a cup, there will be a wall. When you reach the wall you’ll know you’re growing. Growth needs a direction: plants grow toward the sun. So as you’re marking up the walls of your home with milestones of growth, don’t leave yourself behind. You’re going somewhere.