The metaphor that blew my mind {Instathoughts}

Do you ever wonder what makes a tree fall? Probably not. But this weekend, while being amongst the largest and oldest trees in the world at Sequoia National Park, I wondered. And then…I read this sign that answered my question…AND ALSO felt like a warning to me and to all social media stars. It read this:

“Ironically, a tree’s own size can contribute to its downfall. If the tree starts to become unbalanced, it’s weight quickly becomes more than its shallow roots can handle.”

That hit me so hard.

I’ve seen so many successful social media stars become completely consumed by their numbers, their money, their followers, and their fame. I’ve seen people go into depression because they’re no longer popular. I’ve seen people use their money recklessly because they suddenly have so much of it. I’ve seen people change themselves (internally and surgically) because they want so badly to stay on top. I’ve seen people abuse their power by using their subscribers like minions to attack other creators.

The problem? People getting too big, too fast. This causes a lack in sense of self and then – IMBALANCE. You see, it takes time and/or a solid group of trustworthy people around you to build a strong foundation – the roots that’ll hold you when things aren’t always perfect and growing.

This is a reminder for all of us that being the biggest, the richest, the most famous isn’t everything. Find your core. Find the reason why you do what you do, and you’ll always be able to find BALANCE in the most unstable of times.

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  1. chalols says:

    wow….I’m mind blown… I would think this would be common sense, but like it didn’t hit me until I read it.

  2. Love this! You need deep roots to keep you still.

  3. Kajal Roy says:

    Above information is good for the good mind but you may call me and spend some erotic time with me and refresh your mind.

  4. lindsay73 says:

    love this
    thanks Cassey!

  5. Really sincere message. I wish everyone else thought this way. Thanks Cassey!

  6. juliania says:

    beautiful! Thank you <3

  7. yohamara says:

    Wonderful!!! Bendiciones para ti.

  8. RR says:

    Cassey you should have filmed a balancing core workout at the tree!

  9. Alena says:

    Love this! Thanks for sharing, Cassey! <3

  10. Alicia says:

    This is so profound. Timely and true. Thanks a lot

  11. Vaishna Sheela Kumar says:

    Awesome! ecstatic to see nature teaching the true lessons.

  12. Yu Lin says:

    It makes you think, doesn’t it? 🙂 thank you <3

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  14. Ivy says:

    I already see this problem in our society for thousands of years. So many people cannot accept with what they already have and often time they do not think of others that don’t have anything, like success.

  15. Ariel says:

    I love that!! It is so true❤️

  16. Vann says:

    Awesome, Amazing Beautiful to just behold in the place you’re witnessing. (Definitely one on top places of my list to visit). Much gratitude for your wonderful, encouraging and sincere words for the goodness of living…well-balanced, complete and true-to-self…having a sense of humility and wholeness for being your best inner-self; For the whole-health of the mind, body and spirit. Thank you Blogilates for speaking such sincere, honest, truth on this occasion. Happy August 2018!

  17. Brittany says:

    Love this and so true!

  18. Bella says:

    Absolutely! What a great metaphor & it holds such truth.

  19. Bredget Hardison says:

    Thank you!! I needed to see this.

  20. Gabi says:

    So deep. Thanks for sharing Cassey!

  21. Jessi Summers says:

    That tree is so impressive!!! It’s also a very good metaphor I’m just amazed at the size of the tree. 😀


    Thank you

  23. K Hoffman says:

    So true.

  24. Who are you biggest support systems online in the community, Cassey? You’re so big sensationally–how do you stay truthful to yourself and not go into your own downfall? Would love to hear your thoughts!

  25. Emily says:

    This is absolutely true and I completely agree with you. The most important thing to me is to stay true to yourself and create what I want to.

  26. Olivia Jeffcoat says:

    I recognize those trees on your Instagram… you’re in my hometown!!! Maybe we will run into each other again! 🙂 (I met you once in Pasadena) Have a safe and amazing trip! Thank you for inspiring and encouraging us like you always do, and thanks for being a daily dose of sunshine to so many people like me. <3

  27. Plotinia says:

    Thank you Cassey for your smart thoughts, your advices. What you are telling us is soooo true. Everything, life, happiness, depression, sadness, fears even our parents, are ephemaral, that’s why we should take every moment as the last one. “Hic et nunc” in latin, or, “here and now”. Because, maybe tomorrow we could be ill, or we could lost our mother, our father, our money, our stardom. That’s what yoga and wise people teach us.
    That’s what I like about you Cassey, you don’t take your stardom at face value, you constantly challenge yourself and that’s why so much people in the world loves you.

  28. Priyanshi Sharma says:

    This is sooo touching ! <3