Deborah K Bates - Blog
What If We Were Trees
Thank you Ram Dass, you led me to ponder and I thought to myself:
'What if I was a tree, how would I treat me?
I would love me, nourish me with water,
I would appreciate me,
I would not compare me to other trees,
I would see how unique I was,
I would not judge me - for why would I have need to judge?
I would spend time in nature, simply sitting (standing of course as I am a tree :-) )
I would give shelter to those in need ’neath or within my protective limbs,
I would grow tall towards the light,
I would bend with the seasons,
I would allow myself to simply be without having to be what other 'trees' wanted me to be.
I would be me.'
I guess it's time for me to be as a tree.