Tall Ones!

dancin-tree

I am split open with immense gratitude for the forrest I live in. The Tall Ones watch me practice and I watch them grow. In the silence of my meditation I hear them speak of their wisdom of being; Beautiful, bountiful, bendable and dependable… grounded and loyal. We breathe each other alive, rooted in a dance of oneness. This is my church, my temple where the preacher is unobtrusively sharing ancient wisdom completely applicable to me right now. What is the greatest gift of being a yogi? Being awake to the teachings of a wise master. 

Hermann Hesse says this about trees“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree.”

Om shanti… peace, peace, perfect peace!

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  1. Wow, what an amazing quote! Your writing is full of your amazing energy. x

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  2. Well, that about says it all! What a beautiful quote (and is that picture for real? She does look like she’s dancing!)

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    • thank you sista! When I was studying Fine Art in Adelaide, a million years ago, my last project was working with trees. My fascination was how human they looked. the old fig trees shaped themselves into human body parts intwined in poetic expression. I dont know if this tree is real or not but maybe we can just believe it is… sending big love… may your day be filled with an abundance of joy

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  3. It is always inspiring to witness a human who enjoys their life.

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  4. Incredible photo. And I certainly appreciate your articulate consciousness. I am slowly planning a post on the healing energy of the earth and the way to harness that to neutralize the EMF pollution of the postmodern age.

    If I may share, your post brings this one on trees to mind:
    http://aholisticjourney.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/trees-by-joyce-kilmer/

    =)

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