Monday, August 15, 2011

Leaves

'Leaves' by Jina Wallwork

This mighty oak; I have viewed this tree as a constant but it is an illusion as it is forever changing. It is constantly shedding its leaves. Every year it changes and refreshes itself. The tree lets go every time the leaves fall. The re-creation is both different and the same. It reminds me that some aspects of self will always remain true to the original. Sometimes we let go of ourselves in order to experience the joy of rediscovery. 
In times when we are asked to change, it is important to remember how difficult this is. Everyone can play a role but they cannot choose to enjoy it. You may find yourself discarding your leaves and slowly becoming the same tree. Sometimes this is necessary in order to appreciate our true nature. Leaves must fall.