Thursday, December 03, 2009

Day Thirty-three: Seeing, really "seeing" the tree

Go look at a tree.

Nature is a reminder of how easy love can be.

At times in my life, my holy trilogy has been: Now, Nature and Love, and I have woven words to the effect of helping us remember how similar these all are.

The tree and love. Go look at a beautiful tree, and give yourself enough time to really appreciate it.

Our first hint about love: it requires time. If we don’t spent time with another, if they (or the tree) are just a passing experience in the rush of our life, how can we love them?

Then enjoy this tree and notice the following freedoms: we are free from caring what the tree thinks about us, we are free from trying to get the tree’s approval, love, affection, attention and so on.

And we don’t have any requirements for the tree: it doesn’t have to be taller, or lose weight, or be wittier.

Big hints: we don’t want anything from the tree, we don’t demand anything from the tree.

We spent time with the tree is a state of non-wanting and nor-demanding. And we fall in love.

Nice hints.

Nice hints indeed, and don’t just nod in agreement, or frown in disagreement, but do out and find a tree and give this a try.

And then the rest of the day, see, hear and experience as much of nature as fully as you can. See when the falling in love happens.

When it doesn’t.

Notice for yourself when the love happens most easily.

Enjoy the learning and don’t worry about “getting it right.”

Your own body and breathing can be part of the ongoing exploration if you can’t get to “outside” nature today.

Use as much slowness and awareness as possible.

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