A tree ‘symbolizes strength as we grow through our lives’ (Jackson, 2018). Dr. Templeton (2020) identifies three compelling lessons when we strive to be grounded like the roots of a tree:
a) our thoughts and emotions allow us to listen to our own inner patterns with curiosity, thus helping us gain inner knowledge of who we are;
b) by being connected to ourselves, we can easily connect with others and everything around us;
c) any adversity or challenges in life will be embraced with flexibility and gives us an opportunity to grow.
Just like a tree, we have the ability to grow and be in control of nurturing our own journey to happiness.
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Jackson, C. (2018). The Wisdom of Trees, in Quotes and Poems. Crystal Jackson. Retrieved April, 2021 from https://crystaljackson.medium.com/the-wisdom-of-trees-in-quotes-and-poems-ab3c36856f2a
Templeton, L. (2020). Be Grounded Like The Roots of a Tree. Dr. Lisa Templeton. Retrieved April, 2021 from https://www.drlisatempleton.com/be-grounded-like-the-roots-of-a-tree