Leaning Into Life

Like the cedar leaning precariously
towards the light,
roots pulling away from that which anchors it,
risking uprooting completely,
I too lean toward the elusive
goodness of truth.
Most trees, content to grow straight and tall
accept the space they’ve been given,
stunted from lack of light but
not yearning for anything.
But I and the cedar
see something more
that appears within reach
if we bend towards it,
let go of more,
be content with less
in the hope that what remains
will nourish and sustain
our awkward position
of hope.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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4 Responses to Leaning Into Life

  1. hernibs says:

    You said it better than I did. 😉 Thanks Heather.


  2. Heather says:

    Beautiful thoughts! Leaning into nourishment and light! We are from light, made of light and leaning towards light. Light beings bringing our light to the world!


  3. hernibs says:

    I love that. Our trees clap often when the sea breeze comes up from the inlet. 😉


  4. lovealways7 says:

    Isaiah 55:12 “For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”❤️



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