The Chinese Bamboo Tree

In the far east, there is a tree called the Chinese bamboo tree. This remarkable tree is different from most trees in that it doesn't grow in the usual fashion. While most trees grow steadily over a period of years, the Chinese bamboo tree doesn't break through the ground for the first four years. Then, in the fifth year, an amazing thing happens - the tree begins to grow at an astonishing rate. In fact, in a period of just five weeks, a Chinese bamboo tree can grow to a height of 90 feet. It's almost as if you can actually see the tree growing before your very eyes.

I first read about the Chinese bamboo tree through my Daily Om email, and ever since, this has been the tag line on the bottom of every email correspondence I send: “Keep Watering your Bamboo.”

I’ve had several people asks what it means and each time I tell the story, I know my personal bamboo grows even more.

Life is very similar to the Chinese bamboo tree. You can work for weeks, months and even years on your dream with no visible signs of progress and then, all of the sudden, things take off. Your business becomes profitable beyond your wildest dreams. Your marriage and personal relationships become more vibrant and abundant than you ever thought they possible.

The key to the story:

  • Trust in the process

  • Be Patient

Could you wait four years for your dreams to come true, knowing you’ve planted the seed of amazing growth?

“Keep watering your Bamboo.”

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