the tree

Even the tallest, strongest tree needs both light and the dark to flourish.  We experience sunlight streaming down among branches and leaves, and we shout, “Hurrah!  The Light is here!  Look how the tree grows!”

Yet we forget, that in the darkness the roots wind their way through wise old soil, filled with life-giving matter.  A tree cannot be nourished without this Wisdom that is born within the darkness.

Perhaps it is the same for our spirits.

shalem.tree on angle.jun2016

 

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