Be A Tree.
Today I am breaking my own blogging rule: I'm going to share someone ELSE'S writing for a change.
I saw this little bit of wisdom today from the simply insightful Ram Dass, and I found it absolutely beautiful.
So much so, that I just have to share.
And let's face it - I can take a lil' break every now and then. Besides, rules are meant to be broken, no? ;)
So you're welcome. Here goes:
“When you go out into the woods, and you look at trees, you see all these different trees.
And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way.
And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree.
The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You are too this, or I’m too this.’ That judgment mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.”
― Ram Dass
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In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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