The Oneness of Existence

The Oneness of Existence
The Oneness of Existence

Consciousness flows through all living things,
some passive, others awakened,
others acutely accurate in perception,
but all to some degree aware
of their existence and purpose,
whether instinctive or planned.

Trees support one another, share nutrients,
communicate over great distances
using the wind to carry seeds, bark
and information via root systems,
as in their own way they foster community
and a shared responsibility for its thriving.

Trees have a heartbeat, a contraction and expansion
that pumps nutrients through
its inner vascular system just as we have,
until recently unnoticed because of its single beat
every hour or two,
as we must re-evaluate our thoughts on consciousness.

Plants grow so slowly,
we cannot see their yearning and touching the environment,
learning where they are and how best to assimilate,
responding to stimuli like music and voice,
touch and human nurture, all of which
create their greatest opportunity to flourish and propagate.

The microcosm of life we so easily ignore,
is every bit as intelligent as we are,
in fact far more so in their ability to assimilate,
share and create harmony to prosper,
for it is we who are ignorant
in their simplicity.

We sorely mistake simplicity for inferiority,
quite a profound and limited perception,
and until we acknowledge the ways of the natural world,
we will never aspire to the potential of our kind,
instilled in us an arrogance
that is so restricting.

We need to acknowledge life for what it is,
not for what we think we are, but how we can truly assimilate
with one multi-leveled consciousness
that is the symbiotic connection
all living things have with earth,
to then experience the oneness of existence in all its forms.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

2 thoughts on “The Oneness of Existence

  • June 15, 2018 at 7:20 PM

    Oh how I love trees. I have always felt their life force. I never knew till a few months ago when you told me how trees communicate with other trees, even at great distances. This is so wondrous. And I love how you describe the tree’s heartbeat Tony. Such understanding and respect you pay to trees, and that is beautiful. Take care dear poet.

    Stanza 5, line 2, “is every bit as intelligent us we are,” (as we are).

  • June 15, 2018 at 7:22 PM

    Glad you appreciated it Phyllis, I too have always had an affinity with trees and their strength and enduring life. Thanks for the typo. Cheers!


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