When we plant a rose seed in the earth, we notice that it is small,
but we do not criticize it because it is rootless and has no stem.
We treat it as a seed, giving it the water and nourishment required
by a seed.
When it first shoots up out of the earth, we don't condemn it as
immature and underdeveloped; nor do we criticize the buds for not
being open when they appear.
We stand in wonder at the process that is taking place, and we give
the plant the care it needs at each stage of its development. The
rose is a rose from the time it is born until the time it dies. Within
it, at all times, is contained its whole potential. It seems to be
constantly in the process of change; yet at each state, at each
moment, it is perfectly all right as it is.
Timothy Gallwey from "The Inner Game Of Tennis"