Persistent practice

tree blown

More and more I have come to admire resilience.
Not the simple resistance of a pillow, whose foam
returns over and over to the same shape, but the sinuous
tenacity of a tree: finding the  light newly blocked on one side,
it turns in another. A blind intelligence, true.
But out of such persistence arose turtles, rivers,
mitochondria, figs – all this resinous, unretractable earth.

Jane Hirshfield, Optimism

3 thoughts on “Persistent practice

  1. What an beautiful spiral… from stone to earth to plant. Lovely. Thank you for all the beautiful meditations you post. There are so truly inspiring.

    All the best.


  2. A lovely and truly inspirational blog. Thank you I will re post this on my site, in the hope more people will benefit from this beautiful window of insight.

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