Saturday, April 30, 2016

See Them As Trees

...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 appreciate 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’re too this, or I’m too this.” That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are... -Ram Dass


Blogger sarah e blog said...

As we all should

April 30, 2016 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger mgalimba said...

Hi Jenna,

your donate button doesn't seem to be working!
Keep running and riding and scrapping!


April 30, 2016 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

Michelle, thank you for considering a donation. It worked fine when I clicked on it!

May 1, 2016 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger PansWife said...

Reminded me of this:

“Accept the children the way we accept trees—with gratitude, because they are a blessing—but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.”
Isabel Allende

May 1, 2016 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

Love it!

May 2, 2016 at 3:05 PM  

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