There is a story from Ram Dass who is a spiritual teacher, that a friend shared with me. When I heard this story, it had a very powerful impact and a great reminder that I felt the need to share with other people.
“When you are in the woods and look at the trees, you will notice that there are different types of trees. Some are straight, some are bent, some of them are evergreen, and some look whatever. When you look at the trees, you are going to allow it, and this will leave you appreciating it.
You will see the trees just the way they are. You will start understanding that it might not have gotten enough light, and that is why it turned out the way it did. You don’t start getting emotional about it. You allow it and you appreciate the tree the way it is. (more…)