As you reflectively read the excerpts below, take a moment to pause and pay attention to what is happening within you. What touches you? What is stirring? Growing?
Trees seem to do their feats so effortlessly.
Every year a given tree creates absolutely from scratch 99% of its living parts.
Water lifting up tree trunks can climb 150 feet an hour; in full summer a tree can, and does, heave a ton of water every day.
A big elm in a single season might make as many as six million leaves, wholly intricate, without budging an inch; I couldn’t make one.
Spirituality of Trees, by Lisa Ward
It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others' religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world's religions is a sacred duty. - Mahatma Gandhi