I Love Trees And Plants

by Patrick Liew on November 10, 2013

I enjoy looking at trees. They leave me in awe with every twirl of a branch, and rustle of a leaf.

When I drive, I can’t help savoring the magnificence of trees. I imagine them
smiling at me, waving me on to a beautiful journey.

They can play a mesmerizing symphony. I can only hear it –  if I still my heart.

I have to confess it’s not something that I do often enough.

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

Trees and plants can in turn still my mind. That’s when I can fully appreciate the wonders of their presence around me.

Like conduits of learning, they draw wisdom from on high and throughout history. They have been used as metaphors for important values.

There are lessons trapped in every tree ring, ready to be uncovered by us.

However, we need to listen with all our senses and very importantly, with our heart.

When we deliberately hurt a plant or a tree, we will not only damage the lungs of earth, a purifier of the air that keeps us alive.

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

Trees and plants share the same air, sunlight and water. They have the rights of 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 destroy them irresponsibly, they scream in silence. They cry not just for themselves but also for all of us.

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

If trees can speak, they will beg us not to detach ourselves from humanity, not to cut ourselves from one of the roots and connections to our family tree.

Our forefathers planted the trees and plants and nurtured them for us. Then they passed the baton to us.

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

When we dropped the baton, we delineated ourselves from our forefathers. We 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 place.

When we plant a tree, we leave behind a wonderful legacy.

It  is more than just leaving a tree behind. We plant hope and inspiration for a better world.


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

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Visit my Inspiration blog at http://liewinspiration.wordpress.com/

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Please visit my website, www.patrickliew.net

Please read my reflections and continue to teach me.

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