The Law of Sowing and Reaping
Posted by: andrew william, 27-Apr-2010
Certain laws govern the universe. Some of the common ones we know are the law of gravity, law of motion, law of thermodynamics, etc. The one that we are not very familiar with is the law of sowing and reaping. In the natural realm, if you sow durian seeds you will get a tree that bears durian fruits, not rambutans or mangosteen.
This principle governs all human beings in what the do to others. It's a law that some call it Karma, i.e. what goes around comes around.
If you sow in kindness, goodness, mercy, grace and hard work, only good and in bountiful shall it return like fruits on a tree although one seed is sown.
Imagine reaping the fruits of unkindness, hurts, exploitation, offences and damage from sowing just one seed. How about sowing numerous of those, before long, you will be overwhelmed with what you reap.
You only reap what you sow
When I was in a teenage community, I observed a very interesting event that took place in this group of youths. Although I was only 12 years old, I saw and learned a good lesson from what took place. A certain girl about 22 years old was the prettiest among the group; she was the heartthrob of all the guys. Knowing this overwhelming attention, she would take advantage of the feelings of the guys; she would take them for a ride to make them think she is interested and would later say she only thought of them as a brother or friend. This broke a few hearts and some of the guys became delusional.
One day she met a really handsome guy, an engineer whom she fell in love with. They were the ideal couple and everyone saw that it was a match made in heaven. He even got to know her parents and visited her at her home regularly. This relationship went on for months and one day, he just vanished. In the days of no mobile phones and e-mails, it's difficult to contact someone once they go missing.
Two weeks later this girl receives a wedding invitation card in the mail. This guy was getting married to someone else!
So to all those who think that they can take the feelings of others for granted, let this true story be a lesson to you, that it can happen to you too.