What You Will Find Here

No discovery was ever made without risk or adventure.

No one encounters prosperity without encountering danger

Invitation extended to enter a magical world

A land I like to call ‘The Garden Of Prosperity’

At the entrance, hangs a quote by Tryon Edwards:

 

“To rejoice in another’s prosperity is to give content to your lot;

to mitigate another’s grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.”

 

As you enter the gates you are greeted by two pots

One plent and the other bount

Plent is potted with flowers of happiness, health, harmony

And bount, with flowers of kindness, compassion and mercy

With each stop you take into the womb of this garden magnificent

You meet more plants, shrubs, and herbs

Exhibiting vigorous growth of living

You come across rows of Armerias

White pink flower heads with funnel shaped scarious calyx

Further you will see an oak wood carved sculpture of Don Marquis

Underneath I read,

 

“Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man’s hands

just to see how miserable he can make himself with them.”

 

I stumble upon a sight not so pleasant,

Caged cacti that represent poverty, depression, failure, shortage, destitution, adversity

Big bulbs of prickly thorns

Retiring in poverty by not preparing for retirement

Borrowing and spending is not the way to prosperity

It is easy to give advice to the afflicted when we are in prosperity:

The cacti reminded me of that.

 

 

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has

I come to the core of the womb and realize I am

In presence of the biggest, tallest, most gigantic, magnificent tree

In the heartland of milk and honey

Prosperity and plenty promised by God

Nestled in a stream of natural fertility

Tree magnificent surrounded by trees three

First  the thrift tree with leaves of acquired wealth and success

Second the rising tree with branches of good fortune and favourable outcomes

And the final tree of generosity,

Generous as someone who would give the arms off their sleeve

All trees three covered in densely tufted plants

Sun-loving, low-growing evergreens.

 

If there is a will, prosperity can’t be far behind

The trick is to make sure you don’t die waiting for prosperity to come!

Being like an Asopalav tree that stands over 30 feet

As an example of parsimony, nobility and humbleness.

A tree tall as three stories with all the leaves bowing to the ground

Thanking Mother Earth for bounty, plenty and prosperity.

Pumpkins mark the end of prosperity and return to normal

Hence we celebrate October and Fall Fests

But even after and surely before prosperity can be shared

We can create wealth together

Contribution is the key to gain prosperity in return

Tight as the bark to a tree, tools to prepare your own

Prosperity is the fit of knowing who you are

And when you do, don’t let it conceal your genius.

 

The garden of prosperity begins with one seed

That tiny seed knows in order to grow

It needed to be dropped in dirt, be covered in darkness

And go through struggles to reach out to the light.

What will you find here? Go figure…

Make sure to hang a sign that says,

 

“We welcome all who enter with loving intentions.”

 


– Pratik Mamtora, Managing Editor

Pratik Mamtora was born & raised in India. He has lived in London, United Kingdom for three years & absolutely loved it there. Pratik has a Bachelor’s in English from India and Master’s (ABD) from UNA.   He loves to read and write, especially poetry. Pratik enjoys coffee & conversation and is passionate about serving  the community. He invests himself in understanding the needs of the modern world and the evolving spirituality within. Pratik is known to walk that extra mile to make others happy. If you ever meet… or when you meet him, Pratik will make you smile.

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