In most plants (such as the tree) the roots are the part of the plant that attaches it to the ground to convey nourishment to the plant so it can grow. Strong roots are essential for the well being of plant life.
Humans need roots too. Might I inquire as to the nature of the roots that human beings are utilizing right now?
Roots of ancestry are less and less important as cultures combine with others in the ever increasing migration of peoples to different countries and lands.
Roots of family ties have been pretty much pushed usunder by societal changes where individuals are grouped by ages, and employment as to where they will be, becoming separated from the nurturing of a rich, healthy family environment (of all ages, young, adult, elderly).
Roots from comradery within the workforce where people used to get a job or hire on for their career for most of their working years. This happens rarely now.
Roots from the community and organizations where change is constant and many organizations (including churches) are failing because of monetary considerations, and different values and interests by local individuals.
And as a result of all the above, more and more of us prefer to connect with one another via the instant connection of modern technology.
Politics – local, national, and international? Well, let’s not even go there, shall we? So what are we left with then!
Where are the roots to be found for humanity to come together, and grow on? And how can we find them?
We create our roots. Beginning at the heart of things. The heart of the human being and who we really are. Remembering that some things are of a natural order. No special studies or double blind testing needed to just “know” how you feel about yourself and those around you.
And we are at the beginning of awareness again. The hearts are gathering around the world. The roots are beginning to spread. We, many of us, are remembering. More time is needed, but it is happening.
In the meantime civilization goes on it’s way, not necessarily expanding humanities capabilities but running parallel with technology, nudging us, reminding us that this isn’t quite right! that at some point in time, we lost our way.
And it’s time to get our roots back again, so we can finally begin to realize our full potential in life as human beings! Past time, actually, but not too late!
Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful Friday!
19 thoughts on “Roots”
Beautiful post and beautiful images capturing roots!
Thanks Kenley, I know you enjoy the “roots” of things also. Have a great week ahead! 🙂
So well said about the connections of human being roots! Thank you for sharing your wisdom, Penny. Hugs to you.
Hi Amy, thank you. If my words make a positive difference for just one person today, then I am well satisfied my dear friend. thank you for your hugs (love ’em) returning my own to you, xx
Another inspirational post, Penny. One that makes people think about what we are doing with our lives and the fact that we are letting technology take over everything. We don’t look back at where we came from any more. We are too engrossed in social media instead of where can go as a race. We are too busy complaining about who can get married and who can’t instead of realising it is still love. We need to see what is holding us together rather than pushing us apart
Thank you Alastair and it could be easy too. Love pulls people back together. Unconditional love for every other living thing. Understanding we are imperfect but creating awareness that we can become bonded in a common cause of “wellness and happiness” would be just the most awesome thing I can imagine. I stay most hopeful, my friend! 🙂 xo
If we all saw that everyone was perfectly imperfect, there be a lot less problems. I can’t say things the way you do to get a message across, I just try in other ways, and so should everybody. If we don’t, Einstein will be right. “I don’t know with what World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones“
Einstein was very wise indeed. Change (that we do for the good of ourselves and others is a hard thing for humans, but we keep on keeping on and it will happen! I’m a hopeful gal, so there you go! 🙂
Yep, we have to break the cycle. We will though. I doubt it will be in our lifetime, but we will. I hope it’s in my kids/your grandkids lifetime.
It’s happening now Alastair, in our lifetime, slow but sure, it’s happening now (look beyond the multi-media news broadcasts – that is very slanted, into the hearts of many who are blogging, now multiply that by many 100s of thousands, millions. People are becoming aware. I can feel it in my heart. (I know it sounds like a voodoo kind of statement, but it’s what I feel my friend!)
In that case I hope it is soon. I’ve had enough of destruction, and so has mother nature. Love, compassion, friendship is so much better. For our planet to become the Utopia that people want would be truly awesome. WILL be truly awesome. We have to stamp out hate in all forms. It has to be taught to the kids. In so teaching the kids, we also teach ourselves.
I cannot top the comments already made… once again a top of the shelf post…
Hi Bulldog! Thank you so much my friend! I have great hopes for our (humanities) future, even though we do tend to stumble a bunch, I still have hopes! 🙂 xx
Very nice post, Penny! Love all the connections!
Thank you Naomi, I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to read and comment! The more connections (people to people, that is) the better! 🙂
A cutting edge message here Penny. I do think we are on the cusp of something really important with regard to developing and nurturing roots in new and innovative ways. It is so much the time. I agree, so many traditional means to do this have fallen away … we need to find new ways to stay rooted and connected… technology and even blogging seems promising in many ways. I hope we can continue to reach out, and touch one another, in whatever form we can.
Beautiful post dear friend! Love and Hugs to you ~ Robyn
Hello Robyn, thank you! You and I agree indeed! Your words are words of love and wisdom (of course)! You are someone who already “knows” and passes it on with each word you write. The inner “us” and connecting to each other. I hope we (in blogland) continue to reach out to each other and beyond too, and as you know my hopes are “huge ones” for the planet. Again my thanks, sending all my love to you this day. Have just the bestest weekend dearest friend of mine! xoxo
“And we are at the beginning of awareness again. The hearts are gathering around the world. The roots are beginning to spread. We, many of us, are remembering. More time is needed, but it is happening.”
Yes. This ‘knowing’ is something that cannot be ignored. This knowledge is available to all, but many are too ‘distracted’ by ‘life’ and all the stimuli in it. Technology is one of many distractions, as are the unseizing efforts of many to accumulate wealth, possessions, fame, and things of this nature. When you strip all of that away, the trite and trivial, you get back to the ‘root’ of what we are really here for, and that is to become a harmonious society as a whole. Until the ‘unimportant’ is stripped away, we will never enjoy such harmony. We all must accept responsibility for peace and oneness in our world. A tree will perish with only one root, but combined with many, it thrives. Such is true with humanity.
Thank you Roxi. Stated perfectly my dear friend. All true, your words. The good news is that the harmony is out there patiently waiting. Thank you again, yours are words to be thought about, again and again, by all of us! Much love to you for caring as much as you truly do, xo