Rootedness in Being The sapling doesn’t want anything…

Rootedness in Being

The sapling doesn’t want anything because it is at one with the totality, and the totality acts through it. “Look the lilies of the field, how they grow” said Jesus, “they toil not, neither do they spin. Yet even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”

We could say that the totality — Life — wants the sapling to become a tree, but the sapling doesn’t see itself as separate from life and so wants nothing for itself. It is one with what Life wants.

That’s why it isn’t worried or stressed. And if it has to die prematurely, it dies with ease. It is as surrendered in death as it is in life.

It senses, no matter how obscurely, its rootedness in Being, the formless and eternal one Life.

~ From: A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle