The purposes of bonsai are primarily contemplation (for the viewer) and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity (for the grower). By contrast with other plant cultivation practices, bonsai is not intended for production of food, for medicine, or for creating yard-size or park-size gardens or landscapes. Instead, bonsai practice focuses on long-term cultivation and shaping of one or more small trees in a single container. (Wikipedia)
Bonsai: (lit. plantings in tray, from bon, a tray or low-sided pot and sai, a planting or plantings) ‘Bonsai’ is a Japanese pronunciation of the earlier Chinese term penzai (盆栽).
- The action of looking thoughtfully at something for a long time
- Deep reflective though
- The state of being thought about or planned
If one likens him or herself to that of a bonsai, with the small tree being one’s self and the container, one’s life, then the Bonsai App is the life long practice of consciously and thoroughly shaping one’s life.
How is it that we do this? Our tree of life has leaves, branches, a trunk and roots. The leaves being those who come and go in one’s life. Branches being those how around longer but with any troublesome storm, may break away. The trunk representing one’s self. Lastly, the roots: those who keep us grounded.
If one does not actively plan and cultivate one’s life, how can it ever be beautiful? While growing organically can be beautiful all the same, with today’s environment, wildly sprouting one’s lims can lead to major issues. Getting wrapped up in others affairs (branches); taking up more space than one is allowed (intruding one others); and simply not going the way one wants can cause unwanted and unnecessary stress. If this growth gets out of control too much, another may come by and trim your tree for you (big brother?). So if not you, someone else will govern your growth.
Another will put you in the pot the want, place you where they want and trim you uniformly to fit what they think works. That sound like a one bonsai fits all.
This App/Utility runs in the background with every new and existing interaction with people and consistently updates the database of profiles stored.
Utility software usually focuses on how the computer infrastructure […] operates. Due to this focus, utilities are often rather technical and targeted at people with an advanced level of computer knowledge […].
Everyone/thing must be scrutinized on what they are in one’s life: leaf, branch or roots? As one grows the plot one is in must also change. This growth many times results in the loss of many leaves and branches. Sometimes, new and strong parts will replace them, sometimes the complete loss of them is best.
The end goal is to have a beautiful Bonsai. Every aspect of the cultivation is important from the soil (what one puts himself in), water (what one puts into himself) and environment (what one is surrounded by).
How do you cultivate your life?