Advise From A Tree By Ilan Shamir

This legendary poem “Advise from a tree” is everywhere whenever I looked for the keyword trees on the internet.

It has been manipulated and modified in thousands of ways online but initially, it is written and composed by Ilan Shamir. You can learn more about him here.

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Let’s put it into segments for easy reading. Here I would like to describe how I have perceived it through a spiritual viewpoint. These are some insights on giving recognition to a tree that stands tall and proud.

1. Trees educate us about the ancient law of life. They stand tall and proud for a reason.

2. Sink your roots deeply into the Earth has a deep spiritual meaning. It means we should give the same way as we would like to receive from nature. Plant more trees and get more close to the natural world.

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility.”

Wendell Berry

3. Reflect the light of a greater source = Be generous in giving and helping others.

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

Rumi

4. Think long-term but pause for a minute. Believe in your infinite potential of helping others and do your best.

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy
reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

Saint Basil

5. Go out on a limb and take risks.

Every day is an opportunity to learn something or discover something or someplace. Be curious, play, go out on a limb, walk a different way to work, try a new food at dinner and keep learning and growing.

Sandra Magsamen

6. Remember your place among all living beings and be kind to your fellow human beings.

We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

7. Embrace with joy the changing seasons because always remember your outer world is the reflection of your life’s inner world.

Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.

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8. For each yields its own abundance as everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality. Serve others.

When you find yourself in need of spiritual nourishment, it is in the opportunities to serve others that you will find the abundance you seek.

Steve Maraboli

9. The Energy and Birth of Spring = Be conscious of your surroundings.

Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.

Zhuangzi

10. The Growth and Contentment of Summer remind us that the best friend on earth of man is the tree.

You have no choice. You must leave your ego on the doorstep before you enter love.

Kamand Kojouri

11. The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall suggests that we should be open to change and varying opinions.

12. The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter reminds us that the trees outlive us, they are fixed, but seem to arise a sense of permanence in us.

13. Feel the wind and the sun And delight in their presence = Be Happy.

Happiness comes from helping others, by being with others, and by sharing, even if it’s only a smile.

Zain Hashmi

14. Look up at the moon that shines down upon you and the mystery of the stars at night. Once we see the world for what it is, we see that it is nothing but a reminder of God, a remembrance of God.

Those who look for seashells will find seashells; those who open them will find pearls.

Al-Ghazali

15. Seek nourishment from the good things in life because what you seek is also seeking you.

16. Simple pleasures Earth, fresh air, light = Find happiness by taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

17. Be content with your natural beauty means follow the wisdom provided by nature. Too much of everything will ruin your personality.


18. Drink plenty of water reminds us that we should keep nourishing our soul.


19. Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes.
Your heart knows the way.

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.

Rumi


20. Be flexible like water

We are like water, aren’t we? We can be fluid, flexible when we have to be. But strong and destructive, too.” And something else, I think to myself. Like water, we mostly follow the path of least resistance.

Wally Lamb, We Are Water


21. Remeber your roots because your journey is towards your homeland.

Your journey is towards your homeland. Remember you are travelling from the world of appearances to the world of Reality.

Abdul Khaliq Ghujduwani


22. In the end, I would not make any promises. Just Enjoy the view!

I should not make any promises right now,
But I know if you
Pray
Somewhere in this world –
Something good will happen.

Hafiz

Here’s the original poem..

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!

Sources:

Awakin

Spirit of trees

Your true nature

Treasuring every moment of life


Thank you for reading.

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I am the dust in the sunlight, I am the ball of the sun . . .

I am the mist of morning, the breath of evening . . . .
I am the spark in the stone, the gleam of gold in the metal . . . .
The rose and the nightingale drunk with its fragrance.

I am the chain of being, the circle of the spheres,
The scale of creation, the rise and the fall.
I am what is and is not . . .

I am the soul in all. (Rumi)

A Lonely Tree


In the rain, stands a lonely tree
Alone, cold, and all by itself.

It has no memory of what birds have nested,
Or of the travellers, under it’s shade who have rested.

Yet it knows, what season it is
And what loves, have come and gone.

The rain is full of ghosts tonight.

The tree bows to the strong winds,
It’s branches more silent now, than ever before.

Inside the lonely tree, stirs a quiet pain
For the unforgotten memories.

The tree knows that the birds have gone
As the rain chases away the night.

The wise old tree also knows, in the morning,
They will be back, warbling.

Poem has been taken from:
Gemma

Poetry Work of Iqbal – 3


A MYSTERIOUS VOICE

At dawn thus echoes a voice beyond sky,
How you lost the essence of ken(1) and pry.

The knife of thy hunt(2) how you made blunt,
The shining stars why you could ne’er hunts(3).

To thy heritage, goes the caliphate,
Can flame be tied to tuft and hays fate.

The stars, sun and moon thy slaves are not why,
From thee shivers not, why not the whole sky.

That blood still runs in thy veins though,
No heat of thoughts nor a smashing dash(4) so.

A lucent eye though, but lacks seeing sense,
The eye which lacks a holy guide’s glance.

No longer looks now thy crystal conscience,
O prey of king’s an mullah, and Pir’s(5) guidance.

1. Jauhar-i-Idrak.
2. Hunt; here it means research.
3. Hunt; prey.
4. Smashing (thought), andeshah-i-bae leak (fearless).
5. Pir; a spiritual guide (Peeri (Per: )

A SELECTIVE VERSE RENDERING OF
IQBAL’S PAYAM-I-MASHRIQ”

Poetry Work of Iqbal – 2

SOLITUDE

I went up to the ocean and, addressing a wave, said:
‘You’re always restless; tell me what is it that troubles you.
You have a million pearls enfolded in your garment’s skirt,
But do you, like me, have a heart – the only pearl that’s true ?
It squirmed, retreated from the shore, and uttered not a word.

I went up to the mountain and said, “O huge heap of stone!
Can you not hear the wailing of a heart in agony?
If in your stones there is a gem which is a drop of blood,
Then speak, O speak, to a sad soul that pines for company.
If it had breathed, it breathed no more, and uttered not a word.

I travelled long in upper space, approached the moon, and said:
“O ceaseless wanderer, is there any rest ordained for you?
Your radiance makes the whole world gleam white like a jasmine field.
But is your breast aglow with a live heart whose light shines through?”
She looked round at the starry crops, and uttered not a word.

Transcending sun and moon, I went up to the Throne of God.
“There’s not a thing,” I said, “I can be friends with, not a thing.
Your world is heartless, while my dust is all of heart’s stuff made.
A pretty garden, but not the kind of place to make one sing.”

He answered with the smile He wore, and uttered not a word.

A SELECTIVE VERSE RENDERING OF
IQBAL’S PAYAM-I-MASHRIQ”

Poetry of Iqbal

“Life keeps expressing itself in new ways:

Content with one fixed form it never stays.

You have no spark in you if your today

Is just a copy of your yesterdays.”


A SELECTIVE VERSE RENDERING OF
IQBAL’S PAYAM-I-MASHRIQ”

A quote for trees

Time-honored, beautiful, solemn and wise.
Noble, sacred and ancient
Trees reach the highest heavens and penetrate the deepest secrets of the earth.
Trees are the largest living beings on this planet.
Trees are in communion with the spiritual and the material.
Trees guard the forests and the sanctified places that must not be spoiled.
Trees watch over us and provide us with what we need to live on this planet.
Trees provide a focal point for meditation, enlightenment, guidance and inspiration.
Trees have a soul and a spirit.


– Tree Magick by Lavenderwater

Blue roses

“Blue roses will blossom in the snow,
Before I ever let you go.
Blue roses will grow up to the sky,
Before I ever make you cry.”

This time I am sharing with you my love, my impossible love for fantastic blue roses. A book by Ibn al Awam, which was written in the twelfth century, tells us that blue roses were attained by placing a blue dye into the bark of the roots. This process is explained in the book and has been proven to work by Joret, a very knowledgeable french scientist. Blue roses stands for fantasy and impossibility.It is said that the Blue roses traditionally signify mystery or attaining the impossible. They are believed to be able to grant the owner youth or grant wishes. Here I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU A BEAUTIFUL BUT SAD POEM BY Rudyard Kipling mentioning BLUE ROSES.

ROSES red and roses white
Plucked I for my love’s delight.
She would none of all my posies—
Bade me gather her blue roses.

Half the world I wandered through,
Seeking where such flowers grew
Half the world unto my quest
Answered me with laugh and jest.

Home I came at wintertide,
But my silly love had died
Seeking with her latest breath
Roses from the arms of Death.

It may be beyond the grave
She shall find what she would have.
Mine was but an idle quest—
Roses white and red are best!

Blue roses stands for yearning and for hoping for a miracle,new possibilities or opportunities but it is not possible.

Sacrifice – I poem I echo – 6


A conversation overheard:
“What are you willing
to sacrifice to find Me?”

“Oh my Lord,
I will sacrifice anything to find You!”

“Then sacrifice your pain,
sacrifice your suffering,
and come to Me in your emptiness.”

This collection of Poems will help you to discover yourself and to chose the right path.This poems are full of inspirations and will guide you to turn towards the light and ALL Praise are for Almighty Allah.

I Poem I Echo – 5


Toward the light

A hand appears
from nowhere bringing life,

a hand appears
bringing death,

a hand appears
bringing gifts of joy and bliss,

a hand appears
bringing sorrow and defeat,

a hand appears
bringing clarity and understanding,

a hand appears
bringing total bewilderment.

All these are nothing but shadows.

To see the Truth,
turn toward the Light

and behold The One who
made the shadows appear.

This collection of Poems will help you to discover yourself and to chose the right path.This poems are full of inspirations and will guide you to turn towards the light and ALL Praise are for Almighty Allah.

I Poem I Echo – 4

Depth of Being
The surface of the water
seems like a barrier,
but the surface is only a doorway
into the depths.

That which at first
seemed to be a barrier
will one day be known
as a doorway.

This collection of Poems will help you to discover yourself and to chose right path.


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Consequences


Every moment is the perfect consequence
of the moments that have passed.

Every moment is the perfect consequence
of the seeds that have been planted.

Every moment of the future will be a perfect reflection
of the seeds that you are planting right now.

Beautiful, isn’t it??


The only important matters
are the will of God.
They will happen.
They are irresistible.

Struggle and resist
if you want to, but
They will happen.
They are irresistible.