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Lovely Quote and Words

--by lisa1223, posted Jul 2, 2014
Lovely quote and words to live by. I'm getting there, but still working on it, especially under times of stress.

"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. 

What a beautiful reminder!
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Readers Comments

Alyssa wrote: This quote has made me see my son as a strong person, someone who has found a way to reach the warmth of the sun despite his life having been forecast as cloudy. I am forever grateful for these words.
Dan B wrote: People judge one another. Nature doesn't. This wonderful quote makes a person think and inspires to make a better person out of all who not only reads it, but also takes it to heart.
LouiseA wrote: What a beautiful and simple quotation; one that i will try to remember whenever i am about to judge someone. Thank you.
Finn wrote: This is a really great reminder! Thank you for sharing it :)
GRETE ANAI wrote: How beautifully said.
pluto178 wrote: There is nothing more beautiful than a tree that does not conform we should admire its differences and know that no two of anything are the same, love your randomness and admire it in others. x
Indrani Wijerathne wrote: Very good example you giving to the society
Indrani wrote: I like reading so much ad specially the stories like about the nature. It's very lovely picture ad you are trying to give us the good advice thanks

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