when you go 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 just...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’re constantly saying, “You’re too this,” or “I’m too this,” or... that judging mind comes in. and so I practice turning people into trees, which means appreciating them just the way they are. -ram dass listening to my favorite podcast this morning on the way to the ocean and my girl @tarabrach (go find her podcast asap!) quoted my man ram dass... the universe i need this realness.
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