Stress Wood

In Biosphere 2, a closed ecosystem experiment that was tried in Arizona, the trees that grew inside this giant greenhouse-like structure were weak because they were never exposed to wind and so didn’t develop the stronger “stress wood” needed to help them grow to old age. In this same way, you need the stress of being part of a larger net of life in order to awaken your heart and keep emerging and evolving into who you really are.

— Tara Brach

What is your wind? How is stress building your strength?

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