Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fullness of Being


"If we take care to honor the roots of a tree,
then the trunk and the branches will take care of themselves."
- Marianne Williamson (Everyday Grace)

Nature is a kind teacher, and ever-present really... it does not take much to unearth relevant truths if you just take the time to pause in its company. Standing in the grace of an elegant fruit-bearing tree bathed in the soft edge of early summer sunlight, allows me to dwell on the importance of supported foundations. Noticing the gnarled trunk whose roots draw nourishment from the fertile damp ground and whose branches lean toward the light, reminds me that my fruitfulness will depend on the support of good positioning and nurturing so that I may gracefully grow into the fullness of being...


My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

~~~ just lovely....and thank you for the kind words, my friend

kary and teddy

Anyes said...

Powerful words, Karen so much to reflect on in a few lines. Very wise, thank you

karen-holmes said...

*anyes...always grateful for your visits and for the wise words you share... -xok.

Betsy said...

Seeking to be rooted, Karen. Your help has been so appreciated. Betsy

karen-holmes said...

*betsy...i knew you would understand heart to yours. -xok.

karen-holmes said...

*kary and teddy...welcome...and you are so welcome.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wonderful post, Karen! I love how you use the analogy of a tree. Thanks for your visit today. It's always lovely to hear from you. Enjoy your day.


karen-holmes said...

*sandi...always love your visits and postings...blessings to you in return. -xok.

kiki said...

The roots of a tree remind us all how we must learn to be grounded, to cherish the nutrition of our location and to give over ourselves to the thought that we are planted here for a reason. Like our familiy trees, each one of us was placed within those branches for a purpose of life. Thank you for the beautiful thoughts and gentle reminder of our own natural journey.

karen-holmes said...

*kiki...nicely stated... thank you for your lovely visits today. -xok.

karen-holmes said...

yesterday, there was some kind of "overall glitch" happening in the normally friendly "blogger land"... which means some really lovely comment postings were erased... ah well... it is a rarity...most days all is well... thank you for those comments... -xok. :-)

Birdie said...

Dear Karen, this is so true! What a beautiful reminder about how we need to treat ourselves and our families and every ones else ... we need to think about the roots first ... thank you, oh how did I miss you my dear friend! sending so much love your way!!!

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