Sunday, February 21, 2010
What's YOUR Tree?
I want to thank everyone out there who has taken the time to visit and leave comments in my blog - It means allot to me. My goal has always been to blog more often but I needed a break to energize.
These past few weeks I have been reading many books and blogs. Reading has been a source of inspiration for my art, a way to learn about myself and travel to foreign lands & cultures.
About three years ago, I saw a documentary of a young woman named Julia Butterfly Hill. Her documentary is called "Luna's Legacy", Is the story of Julia founding her calling to help saved part of the redwood trees that were been destroyed by lumber companies. She lived and protested for over 700 days by living on top of a 1,000 year old redwood tree later named Luna. After a long struggle not only she made people aware of the problems that our environment faced but also made a deal that an area of this park would be forever protected. I remember at first thinking, is this girl out of her mind? but she literally showed the world how small changes can bring big changes into the world. I never forgot her story and her incredible courage. While recently reading blogs, I ran into her website of an organization Julia founded called "What's Your Tree".
What's Your Tree builds on Julia's story and asks the question: What calls YOU to be bigger and more powerful than you ever imagined? What cause is so important to you that you will go outside of your comfort zone to achieve it? What purpose are you willing to use your life to fulfill? In other words: What is YOUR tree? and while reading about this courageous woman it made me re-evaluate how I have been approaching and living my life. In order words, asking myself what's my tree? I have always had a passion for art/illustration and helping children. But I asked myself, have I put all the passion and effort into making a difference? in my life and in others? So now, I ask you, what's your tree?