Short reflections on lessons from my life experience.
“When we’re looking for compassion, we need someone who is deeply rooted,
is able to bend and, most of all, embraces us for our strengths and struggles.”
As a tree element personality, I can be rigid at times and very harsh on myself and others. The perfectionist in me can be foreboding and the only way for me to balance out is to reenergize in nature. Knowing my weaknesses has made me stronger and more capable of speaking my needs to those who love me and want to support me when I’m down.
🌳 In what ways can you relate to tree element people?
ℹ From Cara Hebert’s “ELEMENTS: WHAT CHINESE ELEMENT AM I?”
Wood is generous and expansive and cares deeply for others. As with bamboo, Wood is strong yet flexible and is a natural born leader. Its roots dig deep into the Earth, constantly looking to expand and push forward. However, Wood also needs moisture to survive. The characteristics of Wood are often associated with sensuality and patience. However, to balance this, Wood can also be intrusive and aggressive.
▫Patient and understanding
▫Warm, sociable, and compassionate
▫Flexible and adaptable
▫Stable and practical
▫Doesn’t have a good grasp of boundaries or limits
▫Can be too passive
▫Yields easily under pressure
▫Can rely too heavily on others
📍Location: Honeymoon Island
📲 Full article: https://www.gaia.com/article/five-elements-find-your-chinese-element