“To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” — Simone Weil
Rootedness A sweep of trees sway above me, with a deep rustling reverberating through each leaf, murmuring a message of presence, of being, of hidden strength and timely wisdom encircling each trunk, as ageing rings mark out the seasons, and bark folds itself into gnarled whorls that speak of mysteries only trees can see and know.
Standing still beneath a canopy of branches, arching protectively above my head, I am entranced and given over to awe, marvelling in their statuesque beauty and grace, their manner of connectivity in this dark and sheltered place, where I am but a visitor, awed by their centuries’ old stability, peace, and lofty splendour.
There is a stillness here, a sense of timelessness, where breezes stir the structure of each tree yet cannot affect their invincibility, their very rootedness into the ground, which spreads much further than eyes can see, making channels through this forest that help to keep them all alive and vigorous, sturdily enduring as our lives unfold. © joylenton
“If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted like trees.” — Rainer Maria Rilke
“And now just as you trusted Christ to save you, trust him, too, for each day’s problems; live in vital union with him. Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him. See that you go on growing in the Lord, and become strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all he has done.” — Colossians 2:6-7 TLB
I close with a few forest sights and sounds to help soothe the stress away and bring you a few moments of relaxation and peace…. Enjoy. 🙂 ❤