Dear Readers, This is the 700th blog since the first blog in May 2006. Love Christopher
Trees serve as the lungs of the Earth
Trees are the living pillars of the Earth
Trees are a bridge between heaven and earth
Trees are the home for animals, reptiles, birds and insects
Trees provide shade from the sun for human and other creatures
Roots of trees reach out to roots of trees in mutual support
Trees provide furniture, firewood, cardboard and paper for humans
Trees store water and send water up through trunk of the trees.
Trees take what they need to sustain a healthy life
Bark of tree shows age like skin of ageing humans
Tops of trees fade with old age like humans with greying hair and baldness
Trees appreciate to be in the company of trees (forests, woods)
Humans and other creatures also appreciate social contact.
Trees support wildlife, plant life and all manner of fungi
Trees produce fruit and leaves to feed creatures, large and small
Certain trees can live for 1000 – 2000 years or more
Individuals, tree surgeons, farmers, councils, governments and international bodies have a duty to plant, protect and conserve trees.
The Buddha, yogis, sages, saints, meditators and poets sit under trees
Buddhist monks ordain front line of trees to stop loggers in Buddhist countries
Gautama the Buddha, one of the world’s best loved humans, woke up fully under a tree
Jesus carried two planks of wood nailed together for his crucifixion
Lovers of trees touch trees, hug trees, kiss trees and listen to them
Indigenous communities, Buddhist monks, yogis, Taoists etc live in forests
Trees flourish best among the diversity of trees more than in a mono-culture
Trees stand alone in a field with majestic presence
Young and old love to see wild animals and other creatures in the forests
Humans will contract and hold their breath for seconds when experiencing a threat from the wild
Children thrill to wander deep into the forest
Children love to climb trees.
Children love stories about life in the forest – day and night.
Children’s fables of excitement and fears in the forest offer realisations.
Dramas in the forest offer insights into our unconscious world.
Trees remind all of us to stand tall in life and develop deep roots.
Trees remind us to experience a depth beyond our narrow form.
May all beings love and care for trees
May all beings live with respect for trees
May all beings reflect on our inter-connection with trees