Advice From A Tree

redwoodsI ran across a list of “Advice From A Tree” in an image on a Facebook post last week. I wanted to give credit where credit was due and in my research I found the full poem and this great video by the author Ilan Shamir.

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Advice from a Tree
by Ilan Shamir

Dear Friend,
Stand Tall and Proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter
Feel the wind and the sun
And delight in their presence
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
And the mystery of the stars at night.
Seek nourishment from the good things in life
Simple pleasures
Earth, fresh air, light
Be content with your natural beauty
Drink plenty of water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes
Be flexible
Remember your roots
Enjoy the view!

Check out his book Advice From A Tree. In his book, a hundred year old tree shares its simple wisdom about life, about living in harmony with ourselves and with nature. I’ve got my copy on the way!

What’s the best advice you’ve gotten from a tree??

Until next time — spread your roots and heed the advice from the trees . . .

Mitakuye Oyasin (A Lakota prayer reminding us we are all related),
Debbie

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