Have you ever thought about the idea that people are like trees? We also started as a seed, we also grow and blossom, we grow roots, and most importantly – we bring fruit.
I would like to talk a little about the last one – we bring fruit.
Human beings are productive units (among many other things); we create things that have never existed before and these creations are a true measure to who we really are. As the tree is measured by its fruit, so are the people. We can spend days praising a tree for its sweetest apples, but if the tree gives oranges, even months of praises will not change its essence. We can glorify and compliment ourselves as much as we want, but our fruit and the circumstances we surround ourselves with will always show our true colors.
It is important to remember that people communicate on a deeper level than words, levels we cannot control. It is our job to make sure that our intentions are clean and guided by love and not self-interest. It is our job to make sure that our life will manifest as what we really are and not as what we want people to think about us. To me the outer shell, the setting, really does not matter; the heart of a person does. A person who is well dressed, speaks with eloquence and drives a fancy car, will not impress me until I know he has a good heart. It may appear as if his apples are the finest, but it may be all rotten inside.
Think what are your values, which circumstances you are involved in and of course – what kind of fruit are you giving to the world. Look inside and examine who you really are in the most objective way possible (this is a high level of maturity – objectivity). Don’t judge or criticize what you find inside; if you don’t like what you found inside, just understand that you can change and go get the information needed for you to do that. I used books, lectures, seminars and courses (at the age of 21 I paid 1000 euros for a course). Most of what I used is online and completely free.
Be real and start looking at the backstage of your mind, not just the setting. Look for the depths people hold and don’t waste time on the surface – anybody can see that so it must not have a lot of value. Seek your heart; and once you find it, you will be able to find it in others.
Find what kind of tree you are right now, what type of tree you would like to be, and go on a journey of change and growth.
With Peace, Love & Hope,