Try this: go outside and find a tree. Place yourself with your back up against the tree and take off your shoes so that you are standing barefoot on top of the exposed roots at the base of the tree. Place your bare hands against the trunk behind you. Now, stop thinking—this may take time, but it is really worth it. Allow yourself to merge with the tree. The tree must accept you first. Keep in mind that the tree has a much slower awareness than we do. It may take time for the tree to “notice” you. It will do so once you quiet your mind and accept the tree as an equal. Once you allow yourself to BECOME THE TREE you will find yourself exalted. When I did this years ago I found my consciousness had flown up into the topmost branches of the tree like a bird. Quite an exhilarating feeling.