Appreciate the Tree, Don’t Wait for the Fruit

Appreciate the Tree, Don’t Wait for the Fruit

Image by mbll from Pixabay I get hung up on what philosophers call “the fruits” of my actions. They all say, in one form or another, to not get attached to the fruits of our actions. This is the outcome, the results that we were waiting for. The finished project: the book, the movie, the meal, the Lego creation.I know this advice well and I’ve tried to listen to it for decades. But what I find is that, rather than just avoiding attachment to the fruits of my action, I neglect the tree.The tree is the present moment. It’s the work, as you are doing it. It’s you, washing the dishes. It’s you, taking even 5 minutes to write in that book or work on that painting or build that Lego…

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