5 Lessons from Trees

Take a stroll with me and immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility nature has to offer.  Listen, if you will, to the wisdom of the trees.  

Photography by Tracy Sheppard
Photography by Tracy Sheppard

“When you go out into the woods, and you look at 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 are too this, or I’m too this.’ That judgment mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.”
– Ram Dass

 

Photography by Tracy Sheppard
Photography by Tracy Sheppard

 

“In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.”
Paulo Coelho

Photography by Tracy Sheppard
Photography by Tracy Sheppard

Let’s take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen to the magic whispers of old trees.

Author Unknown

Photography by Tracy Sheppard
Photography by Tracy Sheppard

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.”

Bruce Lee

 

Photography by Tracy Sheppard
Photography by Tracy Sheppard

“If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice it’s knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.”

–Matthew Fox

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