It’s Time To Love Trees and Plants.

by Patrick Liew on July 19, 2018

It’s Time To Love Trees and Plants.

I love all kinds of trees and plants.

When I pass them, I can’t help savoring their beauty.

They leave me in awe with every twirl of a branch, and rustle of a leaf.

I imagine them smiling at me, playing a mesmerizing symphony for me and wishing me a beautiful journey.

When I’m in a flow, I can be transported by every note and by every stanza to somewhere deep in my soul.

Trees and plants have been used as part of metaphors to teach us how to develop our character and values system, and how to live our lives effectively.

And used to communicate important principles to help us live a more purposeful and fulfilling life.

There are more lessons trapped in every part of the plant kingdom, ready to be uncovered by us.

However, you need to listen with all your senses, feel with your heart, and draw wisdom from the deep recesses of your mind.

For example, the plant kingdom can teach you how to be “rooted” in good values, “nurture” yourself properly, and “bloom” where you are “planted”.

Trees and plants absorb carbon dioxide and give out life-giving oxygen.

In the same way, we should take in the negatives and transform them into something positive for the world around us.

Trees and plants share the same air, sunlight, and water.

They have the rights to stay on the planet as much as we do.

Right from the beginning of time,

God had said, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you, it shall be for meat’ (Genesis 1: 29).

When we deliberately hurt a plant or tree, we damage the lungs of the earth, a purifier of the air that keeps us alive.

Our loss is not just the loss of shade and shelter, food and herbs, and other wonderful gifts.

We may also delete the knowledge that they carry, the knowledge that may extend and enhance our existence and connect us to our higher being.

When we destroy them irresponsibly, they scream in silence. They cry not just for themselves but also for all of us.

If trees, plants, and flowers can speak, they will beg us not to detach ourselves from a vital part of the ecosystem.

Humanity is just a part of the ecosystem.

They will say to us, “Don’t cut yourself from one of the roots and connections of your family tree.”

Our forefathers planted the trees and plants and nurtured them for us.

Then they passed the baton of looking after the garden to us.

We are but custodians and stewards of the trees and plants around us.

We look after them for our future generations.

When we drop the baton, we may not only have only disappointed our forefathers, we have also betrayed them by putting to an end the good that they have done.

We have acted against our children and our children’s children.

We have robbed them of the green blessing, without which their world will be a darker and dimmer place.

When we plant a tree, we leave more than a tree behind.

We plant hope and inspiration and leave a wonderful legacy of working towards a better world.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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