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Blowing In the Wind

36438378-Tree-in-the-wind-with-flying-leaves-Stock-Vector-silhouetteStruggling to collect your thoughts this morning?

Leave them scattered.

Life is wind.

Mind is leaves, blowing in the wind.

A strange thought to consider:

How are you not a tree encased in a human body?!

Don’t you grow?

Don’t you worship the sun?

Don’t you thrive on water?

Animals and plants, aren’t we rooted in the same mother-Earth?

So, how are you not a tree on legs?

If so, these thoughts that you are trying to collect this morning,

these leaves of narrative,

leave them scattered.

Let the wind of the moment blow away the story of self.

And let your legs ground you with a brief walkabout.


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Blowing In the Wind

Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice and the author of 7 mindfulness-based self-help books. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Dutch & Portuguese. Somov is on the Advisory Board for the Mindfulness Project (London, UK). Somov has conducted numerous workshops on mindfulness-related topics and appeared on a number of radio programs. Somov's book website is and his practice website is

Marla Somova, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. She is the co-author of "Smoke Free Smoke Break" (2011).

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Somov, P. (2017). Blowing In the Wind. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 31, 2020, from


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