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    On Sep 23, 2017 david doane wrote:

     We can learn much from a tree.  It does its thing.  It lives in the present, responsive to what is happening as it is happening.  It grows, with no second guessing, no self-doubt, no self consciousness.  It plays no games, has no hidden agendas.  It takes no more than what it needs.  It gives in simply being itself.  When used, it is used without guilt giving or bargaining.  When misused or injured, it adjusts and heals and continues living as best it can.  It lives as fully as it can until it dies.  We can learn much from a tree.  I drew wisdom just now in reflecting on the tree.  What helps me enjoy the view while living is knowing enjoyment and purpose are in the process or journey and not in trying to make a particular outcome happen.  Time spent being like a tree, present and responsive, is alive and satisfying.

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    On Sep 27, 2017 Brinda wrote:

     "It gives in simply being itself"---so true! Love everything you wrote....totally resonates with how I feel about trees.

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