Ram Dass’s Helpful Observation About Trees and People

David Gerken
ILLUMINATION
Published in
4 min readApr 30, 2024

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It’s about acceptance

Photograph by author

The tree in the photo stands right outside my room here at Michael Singer’s Temple of the Universe in Alachua, Florida. I’m back for my third visit, something I’ll write about later in the week.

But today’s piece is yet another from the man, the myth, the legend, Ram Dass who, not so incidentally, visited Mickey’s temple a…

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David Gerken
ILLUMINATION

Meditation and Mindfulness teacher. Dad of three precious kids. Former writer for THE WEST WING. Follow me at davidgerken.net.