I’m continuously amazed at the lessons available in the natural realm as well as the human realm. (they are one.. of course!)  What might look and feel rough and uninhabitable is at the same time soft and full of life.   

Our hearts can be like this tree that is in decay.  It can be dark and seemingly void of life or perhaps feeling broken.  However, if we sit quietly and calm the noise in our head so we can see what is true and real, the softness can come and light can shine and help hold the suffering.