'Regard your thoughts as seeds, no different from the tiny seed of a carrot, or an acorn from an oak tree. When the gardener plants a seed, the first duty is accomplished. The second duty is to take care of the seed by watering it and ensuring that what needs to happen under the surface can happen. You don't dig up a seed on a daily basis to see if it's grown. You trust that it will. You know this because humans have been planting simple seeds for thousands of years, and most of them sprout under the right conditions.'
~Having it All by John Assaraf