Archive for April 3rd, 2018

“All any of us truly want is to be accepted and loved just the way we are.”

When you go out into the woods and you look at the trees, you see all these different trees. Some of them are bent and some of them are straight. Some are evergreens and some are whatever.

And you look at a 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 is turned and bent a certain 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 of that. You’re constantly saying,

“You’re too this” or “I’m too this.” That judging mind comes in.

So I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them…

Just the way they are.

~ Ram Dass

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