This lilac tree was once struggling to bloom and thrive. We moved it from a shaded part of the garden to a sunnier location. We gave it some rich nourishing soil and have continued to add soil through the years. The tree has bloomed like clockwork by the 2nd week of May every year. Last year a wren built a nest in the tree and we had the joy of seeing fledglings emerge and fly. A once fragile tree is now a shelter for other beings.
It’s not just plants that don’t thrive in some areas but do well in others. Happens to all living beings. Conditions need to be consistently evaluated. Where some beings do well, others might require help, further nourishing and enrichment. Not always easy to uproot and move but one can always ammend the situation, balance out the environment and find ways to grow.
We can make ourselves miserable or we can make ourselves strong. The amount of effort is the same – Pema Chodron
This is a Book Review of Braving It : A Father, A Daughter, And An Unforgettable Journey Into The Alaskan Wild
In this book the author and dad, James Campbell, brings trust, faith, fear, fearlessness and love in an adventure with his daughter. In this space, his daughter, Aidan boldly steps into being vulnerable in the face of difficulty and unknown circumstances. Aidan, relies on her abilities, confidence and intuition as she makes difficult decisions through their adventure in Alaskan wilderness. Not everyone can embark on such a journey through Alaska, however cultivating empowering relationships is within everyones reach. In this profoundly written book, James Campbell shows a glimpse of what its like to cultivate a wise relationship, with ourselves, each other and nature while being in an unknown place and on uneven ground.
I selected this book from http://www.bloggingforbooks.com
Our true home is in the present moment. To live in the present moment is a miracle. The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty available right now ~