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April 22, 2013


»         See the world upside down
»         Understand the tree spirits
»         Move slowly
»         Value laziness

It’s often advised to put yourself in the other person’s shoes, yet looking at the world from another’s perspective takes an open mind and courage. Reframing from a different vantage point is a powerful method for transformation, however, so it’s often worth the effort.

There but for fortune go you or I. We, if circumstances had been slightly different, could be the one we criticize or ignore when we walk by them on the street. Attempting to understand what motivates another helps us see life differently. Seeing the world from the top of the tree, the end of its branch, or the tip of its roots helps us understand the breadth of its needs. And how we impact it with our use of water and land.

With their sedentary statuesque presence, trees can also remind us to take time to observe, watch, feel, sense, and experience the world around us. If we are always rushing from place to place, how much of life do we actual live?

Have you been surprised at how rich life is when you stop to experience it?


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  1. Lovely post Beth thank you! So important to gain different perspectives instead of remaining fixed on our own. What a lovely image of the tree also standing sedentary! Am thinking of using ‘Tree’ for tmrw’s post.
    I take time out to reflect and be grateful – there by the grace of God go you and I …
    Susan Scott’s Soul Stuff

  2. Great analogy. Trees are beautiful and have seen many different stories.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  3. I tend to hurry a lot, but I’ve learned to know when it’s time to slow down. A little time to breathe here and there is definitely a good thing! 🙂

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