I think of the yoga pose the tree. This pose enables you to improve your balance; it is difficult to do. When you attempt it; You will wobble. It will take practice to be still and improve your muscle control. When you do wobble, remember trees sway, when the wind blows. I think it is a great pose of reflection. We need to remind ourselves, we will sway a lot in our journeys. We may be uprooted and have to begin again, but as we plant our roots(the tree pose is in the root chakra) we need light. Our roots growing in the rich soul, of our family, friends and mentors. We will lean towards it, reaching and striving for it our whole lives, once we figure out what lights our souls, find our passion, and what talents we own that uniquely define us.
Sometimes we have to branch out try new things, a virus can take us down another path, but we still need to
remain true. Yes, put ourselves out on a limb, to see our true essence. Our courage is in our roots, our foundation of who we are, who loves us, who we are destined to be. Growth takes time, some of us will take longer, some will have no lack of light, nutrients and water, some will. No matter what you do, you owe it to yourself to reach for the sun, the stars; Your light! Just remember be like the tree and learn to lean and sway, when the elements detour you.
A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible. ~Welsh Proverb
He who plants a tree
Plants a hope.
~Lucy Larcom, "Plant a Tree"
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. ~Chinese Proverb
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. ~Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies, 1928
Whatever dream you plant, remember it takes time to grow. You need to tend it, nurture it and feed it well...
One of my fav books is Shel Silverstein's, "The Giving Tree" ;-D I hope you, too will stand tall and grow, branch out, lean towards the light of your dream!