How to be Inspired by Life Through a Friendship with a Leaf

by Christopher Walker - Date: 2007-02-24 - Word Count: 418 Share This!

One day, quite accidentally, I became inspired by life, permanently. It was not a huge moment, nor one of those divine experience. It was just another moment in the day, but this one was extraordinary. I was playing with a dried up old brown leaf. Twirling it by the stem, the light shone from it, then through it then around it. The small branches that held the leaf body in shape were happy creatures reaching out from the stem obviously hunting for light.

This day, I saw a reflection. A beauty unspeakable. I felt love like never before. The leaf disappeared and a whole new vista opened up, right there, in my office, in front of 20 staff, I just started to be inspired.

I always twirl leaves, it's a habit of mine. Any leaf I find I twirl. I twirl leaves like a Sufi twirls a skirt. I twirl walker. In the twirling I saw the whole of creation, an earth going round, with things, colors fabrics and life. It was a miracle for me, an amazing discovery, that this leaf could really be, for some tiny weeny creature, a world of its own.

That tiny creature would feel itself important, it would feel itself significant and have goals and duties. It would discover things like the wheel, space craft and DNA. Yes, this world would be a vital one, and everyone on it would study themselves in the hope of become not of the leaf.

I started to laugh, I started to laugh loud. I was one of those creatures on the leaf, except my leaf was much bigger than this one. I thought I was important too, just like the leaf people. I started to laugh even louder now. I thought of the speed at which I could vaporize this leaf, and therefore how insignificant that leaf and all the lives on it were.

I thought about the universe, the greater story of creation and the smallness of our earth, one little ball, going around a big ball called the sun, and that ball hanging out with nearly a billion other balls, in a universe of which there are 50 billion known in space.

So what is your BE LEAF? Do you BE LEAF that you are really, really important. Are you CORN ected to the rest of the universe or living in a bubble. Have you given time to consider the value of your time here and after.

It will make a TREE mendous difference to your life if you can…..

Related Tags: relationships, dating, single, inspiration, sacred love, finding love, soul mates, non violence Chris Walker is a world leading change agent, an environmentalist and author of more than 20 books. Born and bred in Australia, he consults to people and organisations throughout the world on improved relationships, health and lifestyle through the application of the Universal laws of Nature. The result he offers is that we stay balanced, share loving relationships, work with passion, enjoy success, and live our personal truth. To learn more about Chris's work and journeys to Nepal, visit --

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