Mustard flower blooms in front of beautifully formed natural tricolor
Closeup of beautiful mustard flower blooms in front of beautifully formed natural tricolor in the heart of India

“Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’, and it will move; nothing will be impossible to you.” (Matthew 17:20)

Many of us are aware of the biblical references to the mustard seed. The message is that it doesn’t take a huge amount of faith, to make a significant difference or change.

“My job as your coach is to have faith in you, and to help you have faith in yourself.”

There also is another story about a mustard seed. It is a Buddhist Parable about a young woman (Kisa Gotami), who experienced the death of her young son. As the story is told,  this young, grieving mother carried the body of her deceased child throughout the village, searching for a doctor to bring him back to life. She was finally directed to go see Buddha. She went to Buddha and was thrilled because he told her that he could help her.

He told her to go to the village and ask for a mustard seed from each home. This seemed like a simple request because mustard seed was common to have in each home. However, Buddha told her to only take a seed from the homes where they had not experienced death in the house.

As she went from home to home, she heard the stories of all the families who also had experienced the death of a loved one. She realized that she was not alone in her grief, and with that realization, she was able to finally lay her child to rest in a nearby forest.

“As you walk the path of grief, as your coach, I will support you, and let you know that you are not alone…”