The Ohi’a Lehua

By Greg Baer M.D.

January 24, 2012

On the island of Hawaii the volcano Kilauea is constantly spewing lava, which flows down to the sea and adds an average of thirty-two acres of new land per year to the island. New volcanic rock is not hospitable to the growth of plant life, so in many places on the island—where the flows were recent—there are no plants at all for years.

In some places, however, seeds of the Ohi'a Lehua establish roots where it would seem that life would be unsustainable, and these plants can grow as high as one hundred feet (33 m). The tree produces a brilliant display of flowers ranging from fiery red to yellow, and birds and other animals make homes in the branches, creating an island of life in otherwise barren surroundings.

As you find and share Real Love, you become an island of life in a world that often appears devoid of genuine life. It can be a great responsibility, but the rewards are similarly rich.

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About the author 

Greg Baer, M.D.

I am the founder of The Real Love® Company, Inc, a non-profit organization. Following the sale of my successful ophthalmology practice I have dedicated the past 25 years to teaching people a remarkable process that replaces all of life's "crazy" with peace, confidence and meaning in various aspects of their personal lives, including parenting, marriages, the workplace and more.

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