Beautiful or Suffocating?

Rosslyn Chapel TrailWhat do you see here? What do your thoughts say concerning this image? Now close your eyes and imagine being the tree. What do you feel?

My experience of this tree is one of great strength, standing tall and proud. I am aware of deep roots, hidden from view, but deeply part of the whole. I am aware also of its leafy canopy, its unique “flowering”.

As the tree, I sense the presence of the “vine” which encircles my trunk. While beautiful, at times I see this “decoration” as restrictive, confining, suffocating.

What is your pure, strong essence?
What externals enhance your appearance?
Which restrict you?
What adjustments are yours to make?

What is YOUR wisdom?