I know I’ve talked about this tree previously, the one with the big, unsustainable curve in it. The one that is growing, but in the long run can’t sustain the amount of pressure the curve puts on it.
Last I talked about it was the middle of winter, when all the leaves were on the ground. The tree was dormant, movement and growth had slowed to a crawl or stopped.
As I was walking through the park the other day, my eyes were drawn back to that tree. The curve is still just as large, or larger, and still just as unsustainable. The tree still slants toward the water in a way that it can’t hope to maintain over the long run.
Even so, my eyes were drawn to the leaves, to the green, to the life sprouting from that unsustainable tree.
That tree has so much life-giving potential, even though its trajectory was and is unsustainable.
Perhaps your life right now feels unsustainable. Perhaps over the long run it is. But even in that state and the knowledge that over the long run something has to shift, I hope you see how much life-giving potential you have right now, in this current state.
May we work to find a little more sustainability in our lives, a little more ability to slow down perhaps, and shift where we need to shift...but may we simultaneously celebrate our ability to overstretch at times when needed.
I hope you have an amazing week my friends.
Krista is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She has an online studio with all sorts of different class types!