Walk Your Talk
“Tap your inner truth to live every day with integrity.” I have a large vision board I study daily to determine if I am walking my talk. Some days, when I don’t quite know how to begin writing— whether a post, an essay, or a poem—I take a look at the board and see what jumps out at me. The title and the quote of this post are what are inspiring me today. I look out at my trees (pause). They are not MY trees. I do not own them. They would have a rich and rewarding existence if I had not come to live here by the river seven years ago. They are my friends. I care deeply for them and can feel that they care for me, too. They are juniper trees, which are sacred and healing for many indigenous groups around the world. I have always had a deep relationship with trees, from the cherry tree outside my window as a child, to the trees in the forest where I sat, listening to what the forest spirits who lived there had to say to me. Trees tap their inner truth and live every day with integrity as a community, for trees are connected to each other, both physically and spiritually. They hold wisdom for us to learn from, if we only stop and listen. I am pleasantly surprised at the direction this post has taken; not the one I thought it would, before I stopped to listen to the trees and they helped me write this. Thanks, friends! (Picture is of my friend)
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