“… 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 appreciate 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’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are. “Ram Dass on Self-Judgment
Ram Dass on Trees
So enjoy being with trees and your photos coupled with the Ram Dass quote capture the beauty of the variety in Mother Nature’s green dressing gown in our lush PNW.
Well this was a perfect read for today. Beautiful message and, as always, stunning visuals. You captured some really unique images and I can find myself in one of those!