C 98 Grounded
A friend of mine once told me that I don't take enough photo's of trees and that they ground you. So I thought about this, did some research and have been conscience of taking photos of trees more often.
This excerpt is taken from a blog I found by Kate Mills.
The art of grounding can take many forms, though they each involve the creation of roots. Think of hope, resilience, and ambition; think of forgiveness, honesty, and dignity. These are the roots that are the strongest, and the ones that will sustain you in your recovery.
The idea is simple: in order to grow, we must change. Like the tree, we must outstretch our branches without knowing what the world will give back to us in return. We must be willing to accept the seasons, no matter the weather that comes along with them.
When we are grounded—to the Earth, to the present moment, to our recovery—we bring our energy to what matters. With feet firmly planted on the ground, we let our roots take hold, introducing our attention to the good that is happening around us.
“Be like a tree,” Rumi wrote. “Let the dead leaves drop.”
Be like a tree; let yourself be grounded in growth.