The Wisdom of Trees

“If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees. ”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Trees are wise.

Their path in life is clear. They spread their roots underground... drawing nourishment and energy from the soil... a firm foundation for Being.

And then they rise up... reaching to the sky. Solid, strong... yet flexible to move with any passing storm... They see a lot in their ancient lives.

Trees just are. They don’t need to go anywhere... Yet they are always creating.

They are observers of life, like grandfathers of the earth.

So when I walk amongst the trees, I listen for their wisdom... 

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
~ John Muir