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Tenacity

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This tough little wind-blown Tea-tree is growing almost horizontally to the ground. It has sent its roots on what one could describe as a horizontal journey for survival. I see this as a great metaphor for life’s journey. It reminds me that while we humans crave certainty, true certainty does not really exist; it is an illusion. An inherent desire to always remain open to life challenges by embracing change enables all living things, even a moderate chance of survival. In fact, when considering the human condition, I believe that lack of certainty is a major cause of depression. Yet conversely, adversity can also be a very powerful driver of positive action.

Tea-tree roots, Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
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This tough little wind-blown Tea-tree is growing almost horizontally to the ground. It has sent its roots on what one could describe as a horizontal journey for survival. I see this as a great metaphor for life’s journey. It reminds me that while we humans crave certainty, true certainty does not really exist; it is an illusion. An inherent desire to always remain open to life challenges by embracing change enables all living things, even a moderate chance of survival. In fact, when considering the human condition, I believe that lack of certainty is a major cause of depression. Yet conversely, adversity can also be a very powerful driver of positive action.<br />
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Tea-tree roots, Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia