LIFE. The best depiction of life is by looking at a tree. A strong foundation with numerous hanging branches and leaves. Some of the branches flourish more than others and the longer it is around, the thicker the branch becomes. Then there are other branches that wither and eventually fall off.
The strong foundation of a tree represents who we are. Our core selves. Our morals, thoughts, and feelings. This is the aspect of our lives that we need to work on the most. It will essentially decide where we “branch” off into in our lives. A strong foundation requires you to love yourself for who you are (not in a narcissistic way, but one of confidence and self-actualization). Your strong foundation leads your thoughts which results in the actions you take in your life. And while this should be the most fundamental aspect we should concentrate on, people seem to overlook it.
We go about our daily lives without being conscious about who and what we are. We act on impulses and instant gratification. This leads to trouble and at worst, uncontrollable actions. Why is it that so many people are unhappy? It is because we don’t work enough on our own foundations. Our core values determines our lives! Every single aspect of our lives! We must be constantly aware of self-improvement to better ourselves. To build a strong foundation to guide the rest of our lives.
Once a strong foundation is set, then the branches of life starts to take its course. On some branches, you’ll be very happy with yourself. Keep building these up and ensure these branches remain strong and flourishing. These branches are there to remind you of the goodness that you should appreciate in your life. The times and memories that makes your life wonderful.
But, there’s also guaranteed to be obstacles in your life and you will fail at times. These are your weak branches: thin and frail. You will be defeated sometimes. Life will get hard. If you keep these branches, then they only weaken you. Don’t dwell on it - it surely doesn’t help you. Let these weak branches go. Let those break off and fall onto the ground. Once you’re able to do so, fill that empty space with something fresh, new, and alive!
The tree of life. You determine how beautiful it is to look at.