I looked out into the forest
for what to write.
And the naked trees said,
“Write about us.”
“About you?” I asked.
“Yes, about us.”
And then the dancing began.
As my gaze softened,
the trees bowed to one another
with such grace and elegance
that my heart stood still in awe and wonder.
Who ever imagined a forest ballet?
Free of their summer clothing
and now naked for the long winter ahead,
I asked the trees why they had removed their cloaks
just as the cold is coming.
They replied that winter is their favorite season –
their time to shed all but what is essential,
to trust that they had all that they needed,
to stand naked with nothing to hide,
nothing to prove.
To meet the world exactly as they are
in their essence,
no more, no less.
I was quiet.
And then, still dancing, they asked,
“What about you?
Will you trust that you have all that you need?
Will you stand naked with nothing to hide?
Will you meet the world exactly as you are
in your essence,
no more, no less?”
P.S. If meeting the world exactly as you are in your essence, no more, no less, is something you desire, yet you aren’t sure where to begin, the “Becoming Mindful” exercise on page 37 of my latest book, Create A World That Works, may be helpful. If you don’t have the book, it’s available through our website store, on amazon.com, or in bookstores everywhere. It is also available in digital format for most e-readers, including Kindle, iBooks, and Nook.
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