Deep Roots Never Die

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
— J.R.R. Tolkien

At the beginning of an oak tree’s life cycle, it doesn’t focus on aboveground growth. It isn’t consumed with the goal of bigger branches. It doesn’t worry about putting on more and more limbs and leaves. Its primary concern is underground. Its priority is root development. 

If the oak can, first, establish a stable and robust root system, then the outgrowth will take care of itself.

The process of becoming rooted is something we must also give time and attention to because deep roots don’t come standard. When we do, the outer results we seek will naturally occur. And once our root system is established, it will provide a foothold for us to go deeper.

And deep roots never die. Nothing can touch them, not even the frost from the dead of winter.