- yogamarisI have learned much from the redwoods.
The redwoods are tall and impossibly strong. They've weathered 2000 years of rain, windstorms, and earthquakes. They've grown wise and seen things no one else knows ever happened.
Their roots do not grow deep- they grow wide. They expand wildly below the earth, weaving into the roots of their neighbors, becoming one collaborative unit of harmony. Throughout the storms and wind, they hold one another up, protect their fellow trees, and prove that strength is always found in connection.
The trees have taught me to not be afraid to seek out others, to not fear appearing weak by asking for help. When someone holds their hand out to me, I can get stable enough to hold my hand out to another. Our roots unite us together, creating a foundation upon which we can create beauty and change on an unimaginable scale.
The Californian redwoods would never have become so tall and grand without the help of their neighbors. Who are we to think we're so different from the nature that birthed us? 🌲
- yogamaris. . . . . .
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- casa.de.karmaAhhh so good 😍 🙌🏼 🙏🏼
- myberkeleykitchenWe have a redwood tree outside of our window- it's very old. That tree sometimes rages in a storm, which can be scary & has kept me up many a night -sometimes a branch falls but it never crashes....such strength this tree has & it has brought me so much consolation through good times and bad- so I totally get this beautiful post. Thank you Maris ❤
- yogamaris@myberkeleykitchen Much love friend 🙏🏼💓🌲
- khazzieBeautifully written 🤗
- yogamaris@khazzie Thank you! 🙏🏼
- melmof_I love this 💚💚💚
- yogamaris@melmof_ 🙏🏼💓 Thank you!
- mel_dabaconloverrrSo beautiful, thank you Maris!
- yogamaris@mel_dabaconloverrr Thank you, friend! 🙏🏼☀️
- heryogapranaGreat shot!
- healthyyouyogaEverything about this pic is stunning!!💙💙
- yogamaris@healthyyouyoga Thank You my friend 🌸🙏🏼
- artbykimwildHeartfelt and beautiful words. 🌿❤️🍃🍃
- yogamaris@artbykimwild Thank you so very much. 💗🙏🏼