22-295 Forests

Today’s Mandala

“And into the forest I go
to lose my mind and find my soul.”

— John Muir

 “I took a walk in the woods
and came out taller than the trees.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“But I’ll tell you what hermits realize.
If you go off into a far, far forest
and get very quiet,
you’ll come to understand
that you’re connected with everything.”

— Alan Watts

Today’s MotD encourages us ground ourselves in some form of nature whenever possible; doing so with trees, in a forest, would be the ideal. They teach us about patience and how all things come into fruition in its own time. And if you have the opportunity to hug a tree, all the better. We we can, it would serve us well to be in the presence of older trees. They have been on this planet a very long time and have a lot to share with us if we choose to listen.

Our challenge becomes allowing ourselves the time to connect with the trees around us, to replenish our souls, to breath in the oxygen they provide, and to appreciate them as the precious beings that they are. As a matter of fact, the Cherokee call trees “Standing People”. When the opportunity arises, we are encouraged to walk within a forest to connect with the Standing People and receive their messages.

“The art of forest bathing
is the art of connecting
with nature through our senses.”

— Dr. Li


The Mandala Lady

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