New Leaves for Old

As she drove along the countryside when shrubs and trees were putting forth their new foliage, a student's attention was drawn to occasional trees on which still clung the brown and faded garb of last year's leaves. All about were other trees which were donning the soft green garments of spring, while these seemed loath to part with their old, outworn leaves.

To one observer, this brought some helpful reflections on how mortals cling to prejudice, outgrown custom, meaningless tradition. How they hamper their growth and happiness by holding fast to resentment, fear, doubt, anxiety, preconceived notions, greed, anger, jealousy, and all the train of unhappy beliefs of material experience!

From Mystery to Mastery
October 5, 1935

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