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I Think We Can Learn From Trees

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 139 People

    Grow, Bend, Reach

    Grow your roots deep and strong and wide.  Be connected to something that nourishes you and keeps you connected to your own personal Source.Bend in the wind.  Acknowledge that some forces are bigger than you, and bend with them.  And when the storm passes, stand up straight...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    They Still Have Hope..

     Where I live there is a tree that at some point has been struck by lightening, but it didn't give up, it grew into an amazing tree.  There is also a massive spruce, that at some point has been coppiced, it has four trunks, but from a distance you would never know, because it...
    wildnotfree wildnotfree 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2011

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    Ive learned so much about life,

    success, nature, science, creation and much more by opbserving trees. there are so many things to notice about them. ultimately, trees are what tied science and nature and art all together into a package that stands alone, equally representing each of the 3, 100 percent as if...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 25

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    The Seasons

    I love all trees, but, especially the ones that flower flirtatiously in the spring and go bare in the winter. We should pay attention to this cycle. We should show our selves in the Spring time. We should visit our neighbors and smile our broadest smiles and really get "out there...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 3 Responses May 26, 2011

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    Can You Hear Them Talking?

    When I was young, we lived in the country and I used to go trail riding with the horses.  Sometimes I would just walk the trails...the trees surrounding me made me feel safe.  Sometimes I would just stand in the middle of the trail , close my eyes and listen.  You...
    Peregrinita Peregrinita 46-50 5 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    Wisdom Of Trees

    We should listen to the trees. They have much to say. They sink their roots deep into the ground firmly anchoring their beings with the earth. They grow slowly and with purpuse through all of the seasons. They bend and sway through all kinds of weather. Many have been here...
    TDHK TDHK 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    They are so old. Hundreds of years

    and still in there prime. Their bark tells a story of test and trial. Life and death. The moss tells you what direction you are. The leave rustle to let you know of the wind and the change it brings to the forest and your life. Trees are the air you breathe, the chair upon which...
    bbybleu bbybleu 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    "For me, trees have always been the most

    penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 13 Responses Apr 24

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    - The worst kind of back talking: Talking negative about someone who isn't there to people who know the person. It can harm the person because people will always believe what they...
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    I don't think I have meet a person as of yet that has changed my life. I'd be surprised if it actually happens, but until then I just keep doing my thing and learn to be my...
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    i probably messed something up somewhere but.. 1. Dogs 2. Cats 3. Fruit 4. Friends 5. Family 6. Sunlight 7. Trees 8. Flowers 9. Ocean 10. Air conditioning 11. Tea 12. Night walks...
    PiecesOfPeace PiecesOfPeace 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    My mom abused me and called me ugly names tryd fighting me in 6th grade pulled me by my hair all the time socking me in my head over and over I used to get headaches all the time...
    pgonzales pgonzales 18-21 4 hrs ago

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    Isn't it funny how every now and then we wake up and realize that our creative mind tends to conjure up illusions of how we perceive situations or outcomes to be, but reality...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My dad who is almost 60 years old & suffers from liver failure has been battling with his life for the past few years. He was in the hospital for the past few days and the hospital...
    Madditaylor Madditaylor 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    A great TED talk video in conquering your fears so you can have the life you want by an astronaut who went blind in space: http://www.ted.com/talks...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    A great TED talk video in conquering your fears so you can have the life you want by an astronaut who went blind in space: http://www.ted.com/talks...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    "Cells get together, take on one form, deform, reform — makes no difference, they're all the same. Humans consider themselves unique, so they've rooted their whole theory of...
    MorningStars MorningStars 26-30, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    The trees were tall,but I was taller,standing above them on a steep slope in northern California.Moments before,I'd removed my hiking boots and the left one had fallen into those...
    hazelflower12 hazelflower12 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    Oh wow! I thought I was the weird one and considered hiring a therapist but it looks like I'm not. I've an amazing mother and had a loving father. Growing up, they took care of...
    alphabrownie alphabrownie 26-30, M 14 hrs ago

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    It was 4 years back when i wanted to conquer the world. I started drawing as a kid and at 12 discovered my artistic abilities when i would create something and be appreciated for...
    Bllahblah Bllahblah 22-25, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    It's gotten rough for me ever since my dad passed away. I wake up every morning regretting opening my eyes because my dad can no longer do that, you know? He no longer gets to sip...
    TrapQueen19 TrapQueen19 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I grew up being told all the time by my parents how important being a hard-working person was to have material successful in life. In my adult life I learnt that it was not true...
    Cierzo Cierzo 41-45, M 7 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    It's quite ****** isn't it? You meet someone who you get along with well. You establish a connection with them, let them slowly break down the walls you've built to protect your...
    smraver30 smraver30 18-21, F 7 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I have seen the experiences that other have put up on here. I don't have it, but I would like to learn more about it. I have tried doing some research already on my own, and it has...
    Eikenmaster Eikenmaster 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    fingers crossed 
    firetrap93 firetrap93 41-45 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I learned today that some people are proud of being bullies. I've never really heard that before.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    When the souls were made we were made in pairs, so that each of us would have a soul we were complementary to, and no one would be left alone. That complementary soul made at the...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Another day another gone too young, Princess Diana, Whitney, now her daughter, these thinkers are too precious to be forgotten.I dream of a world where things such as love and...
    peoplesprincess peoplesprincess 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I had a recent situation and i often do this. Where I seek to know what I didn't do right at a not so good out come. I really have become more mature when it comes to accepting my...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I logged into Facebook for the first time in 2 1/2 years. There I saw it, my class of 2011 classmates celebrating their 2015 college graduation. I'm sitting here, just thinking...
    FortyTheRapper FortyTheRapper 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    But yet accepted the things I can change I had this person to inbox me once a cheater always a cheater which was kinda hateful to me as I read it but it didn't affect me because I...
    robertl30 robertl30 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    My father is an alcoholic, but when growing up I refused to see his flaws. I loved him so much and I was so devoted to him. My entire principle of how to live was based on the...
    rosaree rosaree 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    "Life's greatest lessons are not learned IN a course but ON a course. Life's lessons come both through joy & sorrow, seasons of clarity & darkness. Commit to learn from whatever...
    Poet1callyDr1ven Poet1callyDr1ven 41-45, F Jul 24

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    Pretty much. I can go from a kind hearted sweet heart to a spawn of satan. Go figure
    Kisses899 Kisses899 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    That you can learn alot of things from being with others, being more relaxed. Less insecure, and alot of other things. Many say that dogs or other pets are good for peoples health...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jul 23

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    Early afternoon in Italy. After a week of intensly hot and uncomfortably humid weather the sky became a blanket of a lead grey colour. Really surprising how the sky did cover so...
    LorenzoITALIA LorenzoITALIA 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 23

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    The challenge for cross-dressers, who are dual-gendered as most guys on here are, is to come out of the shadows and to start becoming more comfy with being out as their female self...
    jennylee911 jennylee911 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 23

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    Been pulling hair from my head when i am having any anxiety and i can tell from looking at my scalp...my thick hair looks thin now.. It makes my scalp sore. I rip over and over...
    bpdlovesocioh8 bpdlovesocioh8 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Many times I have experienced this and it makes you think or question yourself that you’re wrong all the time which of course makes you think theres something wrong with you...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I have been a victim all my adult life. I am the type of person who suffers from a destructive or injurious action from others. In relationships that has caused me great pains...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I am always deep in thought..I spend most of my day thinking about everything from the universe to French fries..it's an enjoyable way to spend my time
    shelbshel01 shelbshel01 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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