Why We Need Each Other. ~ Olya Samadhim

Via Olya Samadhimon Jul 10, 2013

Bonsai and Monk

Once, I sat in the park by a lovely blossoming tree, looking for some peace of mind.

I kept looking at the tree, hoping the desired feeling would come as it normally does when something as beautiful stands before me. Not this time, though.

My mind stayed tangled and messy.

Intellectually, I knew the peace was right there, embodied in this beautiful tree, but the feeling wouldn’t come.

As I sat there bewildered, a monk was walking down the path, cozily wrapped in his brown robes.

He stopped by the beautiful blossoming tree and simply stood there, looking.

And as I watched the monk looking at the tree, I suddenly got it.

The desired feeling of peacefulness slowly but surely filled me from head to toe, and I felt immensely relieved.

After a little while the monk continued down his path, and as he was walking away I wanted to run there and hug him for becoming the missing link between me and the beautiful blossoming tree—a link that is so very necessary for the peace to happen.

Peace to all.

 

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Assistant Ed: Ben Neal/Ed: Bryonie Wise

About Olya Samadhim

Olya Samadhim is an activist, blogger, yoga teacher, lecturer and aspiring Bodhisattva. Currently running Yoga Friend UK, a not-for-profit and not-for-fitness yoga/meditation project in London (also on Facebook). Otherwise, she is finding peace in bringing people together, committing positive together-actions, drinking tea and birthing new ideas that will possibly save the world.

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