Is this my Apple Tree

Is it always easy to forgive another? When we know better, we do better. Remember this quote from Maya Angelo? For me this is the answer to our forgiveness. 

 Every time someone does some harm to me, or I get hurt by what they do, I start the process of forgiving them to be able to move on. I know, that feeling of resentment and hatred, that grudge might hold me hostage for years and decades. It is sometimes quite hard to do that I know, but at the end of the day I say to myself all I need to remember is;

Every person has their own life lessons to learn and their own demons to deal with. It is not my responsibility to teach them that or take it personally. I could help them out and if they ask for help I will do what I can do, but that is a different matter. The best I can do for them is to forgive them and let them go. I don’t have to like them, or talk to them, they don’t even have to know that I have forgiven them, I just have to separate what they did from their true self and know that this is their ego and not the real self, since our real selves come from one source. 

The fact is as humans, we do what we know, this is how far we have come. We all have been conditioned differently in our life circumstances, family environments, up bringings, the personalities we’ve been given as tools… And as we go through life, we learn new things, we conquer new battles, we reach different levels, and add to our knowledge of self, and our life and the true reality of our beings, we slip, we fall, we get back up, we get knocked down, we take a different path, we hurt others by our choices, we hurt ourselves by our choices,… Why do we do it?

We are learning, we are trying, had we known it is wrong and we are hurting ourselves by hurting others, would we have done it? . 

Think of it this way, maybe we are here on this planet and in the human bodies because Adam and Eve chose the path of ego and picked those apples. We are learning how not to pick that apple when we are not suppose to and if we do, The love will give us another chance, and another chance, and another chance,… until when? until we learn. 

So every soul in this universe is dealing with their own apple tree at this moment, and our apple tree right now might be that we have to be able to forgive another soul, for picking that apple. And next time when we see an apple tree we will stop to wonder.. 

So what this brings us to? 

When we know better, we do better. Next time you are about to judge another soul, remember; This might be your apple tree.

Thank You Maya



4 thoughts on “Is this my Apple Tree

  1. "I just have to separate what they did from their true self and know that this is their ego and not the real self, since our real selves come from one source."This is fantastic. The ego is connected to the material world full of darkness. When a person lives in the present moment, the ego is weakened and made harmless. Let in the light. Let in your true self.People need to wake up from the ego’s tyranny. The anxieties and attachment that forms the ego must be let go.


    1. Thanks Greg for your great comments! Well said, it is an ongoing task I have to say (refer to "brush your teeth, egoless") 🙂


  2. You’re welcome. Yes, it is ongoing. But, that is something we all must accept. Life does not have to be so difficult. We just have to enjoy the journey. Alan Watts spoke about how life is like music. We listen to the melody and enjoy it in the NOW. We do not enjoy the end. If that were the case, then the best songs would be songs that end after two seconds!


  3. Life is like music for its own sake. We are living in an eternal now, and when we listen to music we are not listening to the past, we are not listening to the future, we are listening to an expanded present. – Alan Watts


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