Look at this one! – how huge and majestic (though not really harmonious) the crown of this tree is. It stays along and proud of itself in the frosty morning light…
I find it a perfect illustration to the condition of a modern man, to refer to the following metaphor given by my favorite author, Gregoire de Kalbermatten:
roots – deeper spiritual dimensions
trunk – construction
brunches – abilities
leaves – actions
fruits – achievements
From that perspective it is – alas! – obvious that the modern man, compared to a tree has a huge boosted up crown of abilities, actions and achievement, and poor weak roots (one can not see it on the picture, but lets assume it is the case).
If the branches grow too big, the tree loaded by the overgrowth of ego will be uprooted at the first storm. If the roots do not grow, equally the tree will die. For without strong and powerful spiritual roots one can not grow and live a full and harmonious life.
Could be the balance possibly achieved? How would the humans beings look in the future?
See the next post!
P.S Under “spirituality” I do not mean religion, rather something like that.