gotta dig down before reaching up

This is a photo I took of a tree at Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary. The tree is magnificent, of course, but look at those roots. Most trees have roots that are below ground, so you can’t always see just how expansive they are – even more expansive than the canopy. This is a good reminder to me that, before I can reach up to the heights, I have to have a solid foundation to reach from.

It’s not just about my work, my goals, my achievements. It’s about my home, the community around me, the space and energy I operate from and live within every day. That has to be in balance for me first. Sometimes easier said than done, but so important.

How do you take care of your foundation? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.