A Teaching from the Ancient Hickory Tree on Non-Attachment and Love

Sharing — Wisdom from an ancient Hickory tree to me, earlier this week.
Everything is talking with me these days. Just about. It’s a good thing they take their turn and don’t try to talk all at once. ;~) xoxoxo Mare

For the Earth Blog

There is a 200 acre Christmas tree farm across the main street from my quiet lane and I am so blessed that the farmer has given me permission to walk this magical place.

In my walk around the farm two evenings ago, I had a good chat with the huge old Hickory tree that I visit every time I go there. It is not doing that well (in my mind) and had lost another good-sized limb.

Yet this is what the tree told me: “I’m doing fine. I’m not attached being here forever. I know I won’t be and that is how it is meant to be. Yes, I’m getting older and yes, I lost that big limb and my leaves don’t look that great. But this is how it is and I’m not attached or sad or depressed that I don’t look that healthy. I’m not supposed to stay…

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