Diffusion is the natural and spontaneous movement of a substance from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration.
Perfume diffuses in a room to leave a pleasant fragrance.
A teabag diffuses in water to make an enjoyable tea.
Oxygen in your lungs diffuses into your red blood cells to reinvigorate you and your work.
A popular local coffee shop diffuses into a global chain.
Diffusion is a natural process but we don’t often use it to our advantage. We tend to be the area of low concentration. So we consume. We are entertained. We listen and watch. Mainly we wait and passively enjoy the fruits of a world that blooms around us.
What if that changed?
What if we became a source of wealth and bounty? What if we were a wellspring of kindness and generosity? What if our practice yielded dividends in the form of love?
If we became a source of patience, kindness and generosity, what would happen in our homes and in our workplace?
If our practice gave rise to insight, drew out implications and made connections, do you think we would make an impact in those around us?
It might seem like a long shot, but the ball is in your court.
Maybe this won’t even work, but even if you fail, what happiness and joy.