Portrait of a Tree – IV – Being aware
A very common sight along the trails of Acadia are tree roots. They come in all sizes; large and small, and can quickly bring the unwary hiker to their knees (or worse). While this (need for attention) makes for a good meditative practice, the balancing act is to enjoy the scenery but watch where you are stepping at the same time. The photo below of this very large pine tree root is a potent reminder of the importance of awareness.
So here is your zen thought for the day: When I am aware I am fully present. When I am present I am truly experiencing each moment as it is given to me. And in experiencing each moment I am living to my potential.