What Was Left Behind
People, events, experiences. They never fully leave us even when they’re gone.
I was walking in my neighborhood a couple of months ago when I happened to look up and see wires running through a piece of a tree, and a portion of a tree left behind. I know it sounds funny, but as I stood there, it gave me pause and struck me as profound.
Clearly the wires had grown through an existing, living tree, and then when the tree had to be taken down for one reason or another, a portion had to stay behind to maintain the integrity of the wires.
As I walked I was thinking about how that parallels life. People, events, experiences...they never really fully go away, they always leave little pieces behind in us. Just like the structure of the wires have been changed by that tree, so we are changed by our life experiences.
Sometimes those left behind pieces bring us comfort and joy, sometimes those pieces need to be worked through with a good therapist, but all of them help to shape the beautiful and worthy humans we are, humans deserving of love and respect, both by ourselves and by those around us.
My dear friends, I hope you can see your beauty, your worthiness, and the way your experiences have helped create your wonderful self. And your self is wonderful my dear friends. You are so deeply worthy of love and respect.
I hope you have an amazing week my friends.
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Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!