Saturday, 28 June 2008
Trees Are Excellent!
Trees rock, don't deny it. Starting out as tiny seeds and sprouting into something which frequently dwarfs people in size, and puts their puny 60-100 year lifetimes in the shade. You can learn a lot from trees.
Growing leaves each spring and shedding them each fall, or remaining hardy and piny year round. Swaying in the breeze, snapping in the storm. Tiny or huge.
As far as meditation goes, you could do worse than meditating on, or under, trees. Christ was nailed to one; Buddha found enlightenment under one. There's the Tree of Life, the Tree of Knowledge. And Yggdrasil, the World Tree.
Trees can stand for justice or injustice, fragility or endurance. Life or death. They give us so much and ask so little.
Trees are truly amazing lifeforms. Time spent relaxing underneath one is never time wasted.
It really doesn't get much better than trees.