I read 3 important and inspiring sentences the other day during my morning meditation and prayer time. They struck me as quite profound.
“Someone has divided people into ‘trees’ and ‘posts.’ A tree put into the ground begins to grow. A post stuck in the ground begins to rot.”
Imagine a world where everyone decided, made an actual choice, to be a TREE…to reach toward our potential; to shelter others; to give nourishment; to relieve suffering; to stand tall, and strong against storms; to flex, and bend with challenges.
Imagine a world where everyone decided, made a conscious choice to be a POST…to be stuck – seemingly secure, yet rigidly fragile; to be unbending; self-absorbed; offering nothing to others; rotting slowly from within and without; decaying into nothingness.
Let’s reach out, open our minds and hearts, strive to be what we are mean’t to be, and make a difference. Let’s make a forest of TREES where the posts used to be. What kind of TREE are you?
Peace & Joy to you.
**Just for fun: When you are together with family and friends during the holiday season, ask each person What kind of a TREE would you be? Share with each other and see what happens. Happy Holidays!
P.S. I would be a Palm Tree – basking in the sun, swaying in the ocean breeze; giving coconuts to eat, and shedding my palms for shelter.