Student: Can you give me a few tips on how to win at the game of life?
Teacher: You don’t Need tips; you are a winner.
Student: Can you explain that?
Teacher: The small tomato seed that is planted in the soil is not aware of the possibility of losing. It sprouts of its own initiative, which is part of its basic nature. As it sprouts up through the soil, out of the darkness into the sunlight, it naturally knows its role as a plant on the planet. The seed, now a plant, knows it has to grow if it is to give what it is here to give – wonderfully luscious red tomatoes to the so that other beings may eat them and live.
Student: I don’t know what I’m here to give?
Teacher: Giving is the secret to living; the tomato seed knows that, and rejoices in that fact. Ask yourself, “What hidden talents and strengths do I possess that I am hoarding?” Ask that question a thousand times daily, sincerely seeking the answer. You will get the answer you seek, and longer will you wake up in the morning unsure of yourself and meek. There is no human being on this planet that hasn’t something unique and precious to offer the world. Trust that fact! Until you’re giving you’re desperately living.