Our brain is like a huge and marvelous forest, where we keep wandering from place to place. Here, you have magnificent locations including The Lake of Kindness, The Valley of Creativity and much more. However, the most interesting and complex part is the Trees of Emotions. We have all kinds of trees, The Tree of Joy, The Tree of Fear, The Tree of Sadness, The Tree of Pride (and Prejudice 😉 ) and much more. But two of the most important trees are The Tree of Jealousy and The Tree of Love.
The Tree of Love exists in the center of the forest, huddling all the creatures together. It is in the color orchid purple & hot pink. The tree is hard but smooth and its leaves are in beautiful shades of red and pink. Its branches are curvy & elegant. We usually are around The Tree of Love that encourages us to spread & share our love, respect & love each and every being and to love life in spite of some of the ups & downs in it.
The Tree of Jealousy exists in one of the deep corners of the brain. It is the color of bright scarlet red and brown. It feels very rough, prickly and pointy. Its branches are all brittle and crooked. However, in spite of all this, its fruits are very inviting, mouth-watering and addictive.
At times, we explore the forest & come around at a corner where we see The Tree of Jealousy. It says ‘Come, my child, do not fear me, come & have some of my delicious fruits’. Slowly we approach the tree and take a bite of its fruit. We suddenly experience the sweetness and addictiveness of the fruit that craves us for having more. We acquire a strong emotion that can last for seconds, days, or years. In other words, we acquire jealousy. At times, we break free and run back to the pleasant part of the forest. But at times we stand there, tangled in its branches and gulping down one fruit after the other.
We hear the faraway sound of The Tree of Love saying ‘Come back my child! She’s not safe!’ but we don’t listen to her.
‘Why should you go back there?’ would say The Tree of Jealousy, ‘All that she gives you are those sour, nasty fruits. Stay with me my child and I’ll give you the best fruits you can ever get’.
One fine day we finally stop eating those fruits & shake off those chains of jealousy and come running back to The Tree of Love and the whole cycle begins again. After all, jealousy cannot exist without love and love cannot exist without jealousy….
….Or can it?…..What do you think?
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Hey guys! I had written this during my summer break a few years back….Hope you enjoyed reading it!