There is a knowing in nature that everything is in balance.

A tree doesn’t grieve for falling leaves on an autumn day.

It sheds its leaves to the soil in the knowledge that in giving and nourishing the ground around it, they will return.

It gives its fruit until it has no more, until to us it looks bare, but the tree knows the secret of the universe.

Whilst it stands it has an unlimited abundance.

Giving makes way for more.

In fact, giving at just the right time encourages growth.

Imagine the tree clinging for dear life to every brittle leaf and becoming ever more fearful and anxious because it thinks that it has no control over nature’s flow.

Think about that for a moment. Leaves seem to dance on the wind as the tree waves farewell, full of gratitude that everything always turns out just right.

The Persian poet and philosopher Hafiz knew the same thousands of years ago when he observed “The sun never says to the earth you owe me – look what happens with a love like that, it lights up the sky.”