Everything made contains an invisible instruction on what to become.
A man doesn't DETERMINE what he is; he DISCOVERS what he is. What of value he has in his hand that he's willing to dedicate or give up for a noble or worthy cause -- whatever of this seed of his that leaves his hand -- never leaves his life; it goes into his future where it will multiply.
It's one of the laws affecting our success.
What kinds of things can a human being sow? ... the answer is:
anything of value (one's kindness, patience, knowledge, talent, time, money, wisdom, forgiveness, gentleness, love, joy, peace, etc.); anything of value can be a seed.
Even a prayer of faith can serve as a seed.
Nothing leaves heaven until something leaves the earth [ See blog, Bus Station ].
If one type of seed hasn't yielded the results we've expected, maybe it's time to change the type of seed we're sowing.
If money, for example, isn't helping to solve some problem, then maybe it's time to start sowing some time seed, and give that problem a little more of our time.
God will never ask us for something we do not have; He'll ask us for something in our hand that we want to keep.
When a man (or woman) releases something like this from his or her hand and gives it back to God, God releases something from His hand.
When someone lets go of something they can see, God lets go of something they can't see.
Whatever a person is willing to walk away from determines what God is willing to bring to him.
It's the Law of the Seed.
Everything we create in terms of a theme or idea for a new piece of music also contains an invisible instruction on what to become, just like a seed.
The form or procedure best suited to bring out the best in our theme is locked up within the theme itself and depends upon its nature and shape [See blog, Getting Started With Writing, Part XXVIII].
Put another way, such a theme or subject contains an invisible instruction on what best to become; it too is subject to the Law of the Seed, and it is for the composer, as its vinedresser, to bring that seed into fruition.