The Talking Tree…

I’d like to begin this post by apologizing for not posting for such a long period of time. I’d also like to thank all of you for taking part in our blogging experience. These past few weeks, there have been a series of monumental changes in my life, so I had to take some time to adjust, re-prioritize,  and what not.  I’ve had this beautiful poem by Ilan Shamir sitting in my drafts for a while, but I never got around to publishing it. There’s a lot that I’d like to say about this poem, but what’s clearly evident in this poem is the simplicity behind the wisdom of an old tree’s words. Enjoy! 

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!

P.S. I’d like to give a shout out to my newly engaged friends–Anibal and Danielle! I wish you only happiness and prosperity! I love you guys! Remember, simplicity is the key.