Though planted in the same soil and benefiting from the same external conditions – the same temperature and humidity and the same care – some trees will produce flowers with dazzling colours, exquisite perfumes and delicious fruit, while others will give only dull flowers with no perfume and inedible fruit. The same can be said of humans. And so, when it is claimed that their destiny, their successes and failures, their rise or fall, are determined by family, society or events, it is in part true, of course, but only in part. Actually, what each person experiences depends primarily on the nature of the ‘seed’ or ‘stone’ they represent, that is, on how they think and feel about events, how they assimilate them and even act on and transform them. So, if you find yourself in difficult conditions, instead of wanting to change them or expecting better ones, you should work on yourself. Dig deep inside yourself, and you will find powers, virtues which will enable you to give the most delicious fruits.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov