Reader comment on Herman Hesse's passage ...
On Sep 18, 2016 david doane wrote:|
Trees are wiser than we are in that they are what they are, without wavering or thinking about it. We are to be like trees, that is, not listen to others and not be distracted by anything but listen to ourselves and become all that we are. I've become deeply aware of the sacredness of all of nature, and that includes trees. Trees seem to be better at becoming what they are than we humans are at becoming what we are. Trees seem to not worry or complain or try. They are in the present, they unselfconsciously respond to what's happening, they become. I don't listen to trees nearly as often or as attentively as I could and as would be good for me. Hesse's essay and this reflection remind me to listen to trees and all of nature more closely.