Monday, 26 May 2014

Monday Musings

When you read this quote by Rumi, What is your take on this? When you are out walking, and look at the trees.... are they dancing or are they fixed elements?

When you look at the trees or anything, the most important thing is to actually “see” them.

What would make the trees dance? Is it the wind, your imagination, spirits, sleight of hand, smoke and mirrors? 

Everything on this planet is made up of energy. Since this is a fact, then why couldn't a tree move by itself? I’m not talking about uprooting, simply swaying branches.

Have you ever hugged a tree? I have long been known as a tree hugger. I think you'd enjoy trying it on your next nature walk - choose a large tree that you can barely get your arms around, for best results, a nice fir or cedar. (While you are at it, ask the tree to relieve you of all your worries and let you have some peace. Trees are very obliging.) Notice, the in and out movement of that substantial trunk; that feels amazingly like breathing. If you can’t feel it, hug tighter, really connect with the tree. This pillar of nature is working, busy with sap running and photosynthesis, giving us clean air to breathe. This tree is providing homes for birds and various species of wildlife. It is alive, productive, and ACTIVE.  

After hugging it out, lie down on the forest floor, look straight up, way up to the sky; and close your eyes. When you open them again, I promise you will see the top of that tree dancing in the sunlight. 

It's about really "seeing," being in tune with nature, trusting and being open to possibilities. Nothing is as it seems. You are in charge of your own reality.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

We don't see the world as it is, we see it as we are.