This week I took a lot of long walks in nature and observed the beautiful shapes of trees. With leaves falling to the ground I can more clearly see the true form of the trunks, and I noticed that some trees grow out at the wildest angles. Their branches also take interesting shapes in many different directions. No matter what they look like, though, all of these trees have survived the highest winds and scariest storms this area has received to date.
I invite you to do a 2-part exercise this week:
- Take a walk in nature and observe the wildest shapes. Be in awe of how beautiful and strong all plants are, no matter what they look like.
2. Take time to observe your shapes, outside and inside. Be in awe of how much you’ve survived, all the ways in which you have thrived, no matter what scars you carry on your skin and soul. You rise, you live.