Preaching to Trees

A Self-Help poem series.

45

The secret to happiness
Has always been
Simple, the ability to

Let nature take care of nature
That means not living
In the past or future
Naturally, you will

Be an eternal present
That is the purity of experience
Your whole life occurs
In the now, so don’t be

Afraid to experience
Because the more you
Experience, the more mature
You will become naturally

The secret of happiness
Is to know and abide
By one’s nature, not pretending
To be something or someone else

The trees are green
Not for a particular person
It is not that when you look
They become green, they were

Always that way and happy
For the state of a flower is
To prepare to bloom
And the state of a person

Is to prepare to love
What could be more natural?
What could be better
We come into this world

A part of our mother
So of course we are tempted
To find intimacy in another
In a group, in a cause, in
The unity of nature itself.

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