A long time ago while visiting my native city, Buenos Aires, I was talking to my uncle Alberto about immigration and the separation from the loved ones. He gave me a souvenir: two leaves from a tree. He explained to me that if we learn how to live like it, we will have a better life and we will overcome many obstacles we encounter in our daily routines.
This tree he called The Bearer of Hope and the history behind this amazing tree is that in Japan, after the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima, all the infrastructure collapsed, as well as all the trees and plants but not this tree.
This tree is very flexible and has the ability to bend. It is this ability that enabled it to withstand the blast and to stand straight up to continue with life. The original tree still lives in Japan and is treasured by all the citizens.
As we move along through life, the stress, the rush to accomplish our goals, separations from loved ones, saying good bye to our young kids that start their own lives, may make us feel down, upset and tired.
If we are rigid in front of all these unexpected events that occur to us, at some point we might break. Our system will collapse and shut down and it will be very difficult to recover.
But if we learn to be flexible like our tree, we will have good chances to stand up straight and firm to continue and accomplish our dreams.
I present to you GINKGO BILOBA: Please go to this link to see more pictures of the tree in Hiroshima.
Stay tuned for our upcoming article about this amazing herb and in the meantime we invite you to visit our shop for a quick glance at the constituents of this plant