Trees are long-suffering sentinels that have borne the scourge and indignity of human encroachment for ages, while continue to provide shade, fresh air and sustenance for all, without fail. They are heroes in my book.
“The trees are our lungs,
the rivers our circulation,
the air our breath,
and the earth our body.”
– Deepak Chopra
It is interesting to observe patterns in Nature, such as the similarities between the network pattern of tree branches and that of river basins and deltas.
It reminds me of how interconnected we all are – and I learnt that the same network vein-like pattern can also be observed in human beings – our lungs are shaped like tree branches too. Maybe that is why trees and other plants are so important for our lungs because they produce oxygen through photosynthesis which is vital for sustaining life on earth.
I am thus reflecting that we are all interconnected at a deep level. We are all equal and we are not separate from one another. It is unfortunate that the prevailing mindset of the world system is based on illusion of separation, duality and materialism. If all a person has is money and status to define his wealth and worth, he is a very poor person. Comparatively, someone who is content and values relationships with people of kindred spirit is very rich. Even though the world system is built on the illusion of power, wealth, status, influence, etc, we are not defined by these outward things. We are all equally valuable and precious as children of the universe, as we are spiritual beings on a human journey.
All images of the trees belong to me.