When you go out into the woods and you look at the 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 allow 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 are constantly saying, “You’re too this, or I’m too this.”
That judging mind comes in.
And so I practice turning people into trees.
Which means appreciating them just the way they are.
– Ram Dass
I love this quote that I found today and so I had to share it with you. I think it’s such an easy way for us to all get along, isn’t it? In this world, connection and harmony are most important, as is appreciation of all people. It’s inherent in us to enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature, so why not enjoy the beauty of each other? Instead of condemnation or criticism, let’s employ Ram Dass’ practice of looking at people as trees and appreciating them. Isn’t it time we spread more light and love in this world? I can see your heartlights sparkling dear friends!