“The seeds (also known as pits or kernels) of stone fruits, such as apricots, cherries, plums, and peaches, do contain a compound called amygdalin, which breaks down into hydrogen cyanide when ingested. And, yes, hydrogen cyanide is definitely a poison.”
When was the last time you refused to eat an apricot, a cherry and or a plum because you were overly concerned about the danger of their seeds?
Life is full of bitter and at times very dangerous seeds. That does not mean we should dismiss its sweet fruit, its valued nectar or just the joy of partaking in its more nutritious offerings. You may have sometime along the way, read the urban saying of
“If life is a bowl of cherries what am I doing in the pits”
Your ending up in the pits is a direct result of your focus. Similarly to so many single vehicle accidents, caused by the driver’s inability to NOT focus on the object of impending danger; so too many fail to enjoy life’s sweet fruits; sadly being unable to dismiss their preoccupation with the seeds.
The bitter seeds of life are all too often the fertile ground upon which new fruits are grown. It is often a place of learning, yes, bitter lessons but learning none the less. However, if we were to constantly stop learning because of that lessons’ bitter beginnings or the fear of life’s sometimes bitterness, there would be no new lessons to learn and non from which to grow.
Fortunately unlike life, the seeds are just that, seeds. They have their know dangers and their valued purposes.
Take time to enjoy the fruits of life by dismissing your preoccupation with its seeds.