It’s Time To Love Trees and Plants.

by Patrick Liew on August 20, 2019

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 and be 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 metaphors to teach us how to develop our character and values system, and how to live our lives effectively.

And to communicate important principles in helping us live a more purposeful and fulfilling life.

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

However, to uncover these lessons, 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 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 deliberately hurt a plant or tree, we damage the lungs of 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, 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 may be crying not just for themselves but also for all of us.

If trees, plants and flowers can speak, they may remind us that humanity is a part of a larger ecosystem, and we should never detach ourselves from that ecosystem.

They will say to us, “Don’t cut yourself from one of the learning 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.

As custodians and stewards of the trees and plants around us, we have a responsibility of looking after them for our future generations.

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

We have acted against the interests of 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 to beautify and enrich the world.


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

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