These inspirational nature quotes are all positive sayings and verse that are reminders for us to appreciate the simple things in life that are all around us.
At the beginning of 2010, through learning more and more about the law of attraction, I began to 'see' my world differently. Now, whenever I go out into nature I am totally amazed at the beauty that I see all around me that I was oblivious to before. I am especially attracted to trees and even when I'm driving along I am admiring the trees along the road!
The quotes on this page are all from known sources, the words from unknown origins are now on the Sayings About Naturepage.
Nature quotes are listed alphabetically on surname/source
Nature Quotes: A
A Course In Miracles Do not accept this little, fenced-off aspect as yourself. The sun and ocean are as nothing beside what you are. The sun beam sparkles only in the sunlight, and the ripple dances as it rests upon the ocean. Yet in neither sun nor ocean is the power that rests in you.
Aesop 620BC - 564BC The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
Astrid Alauda Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste it? You can’t taste the beauty and energy of the Earth in a Twinkie.
You must weed your mind as you would weed your garden.
Mitch Albom 1958 There are no random acts. We are all connected. You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.
Cecil Frances Alexander 1818 - 1895
All things bright and beautiful All creatures great and small All things wise and wonderful The Lord God made them all.
Maya Angelou 1928 - 2014 Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Aristotle384BC - 322BC If one way be better than other, that you may be sure is.. Nature’s way.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvellous.
Nature does nothing without purpose or uselessly.
Eberhard Arnold 1883 - 1935 Even the sun directs our gaze away from itself and to the life illumined by it.
The natural world around us shows the way to relief. All of life is maintained by the sun, by the air, by water, by the Earth and its resources. And to whom was the sun given? To everyone.
David Attenborough 1926 If you lose the connection with nature, you lose a source of great pleasure.
Nature doesn’t sit still. Things and individuals are changing, dying and new things are coming.
The great heroes and heroines of our society are of course the teachers, and in particular the teachers of kids in their first years. Once a child has been shown what the natural world is, it will live with them forever.
St Augustine 354 - 430 Miracles do not happen in contradiction with nature, but in contradiction with what we know about nature.
Marcus Aurelius 121 - 180 What does not benefit the hive is no benefit to the bee.
Sri Aurobindo 1872 - 1950 As we progress and awaken to the soul in us and things we shall realise that there is consciousness also in the plant, in the metal, in the atom, in electricity, in every thing that belongs to physical nature.
Nature Quotes: B
Richard Bach 1936 What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
Francis Bacon 1561 - 1626 God Almighty first planted a garden, and indeed it is the purest of human pleasures.
Natural abilities are like natural plants... they need pruning by study.
Roger Bannister 1929 No longer conscious of my movement, I discovered a new unity with nature. I had found a new source of power and beauty, a source I never dreamt existed. (on breaking the 4 minute mile)
Sarah Brana Barak When one sees the tree in leaf, one thinks the beauty of the tree is in it's leaves, and then one sees the bare tree.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 - 1887 Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the Soul.
Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati 1940 - 2012 When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blooms.
Black Elk 1863 - 1950 All over the sky a sacred voice is calling your name.
Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a person is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
Every little thing is sent for something, and in that thing there should be happiness and the power to make happy. Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other, thus we should do, for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World.
It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives. Nourish it then, that it may leaf and bloom and fill with singing birds.
One should pay attention to even the smallest crawling creature for these too may have a valuable lesson to teach us.
Perhaps you have noticed that even in the slightest breeze you can hear the voice of the cotton tree; this we understand is its prayer to the Great Spirit, for not only men, but all things and all beings pray to Him continually in different ways.
The sky is round, and I have heard that the Earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
William Blake 1757 - 1827 A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
Thomas Blount Every flower of the field, every fiber of a plant, every particle of an insect, carries with it the impress of it's Maker, and can - if duly considered - read us lectures of ethics or Divinity.
Robert Brault Why explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.
Pam Brown 1948 The work of a garden bears visible fruits - in a world where most of our labours seem suspiciously meaningless.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806 - 1861 Earth's crammed with Heaven and every common bush, afire with God.
William Cullen Bryant 1794 - 1878 Autumn... The year's last loveliest smile.
Gertrude T. Buckingham 1880 - ?
Said the other little daisy, “I am very well content To live simply in the meadow where the sun and rain are sent; Where the bees all gather sweetness, and the dew falls on my head And the radiance of the moonlight is all around me shed. The grass and clover blossoms admire my beauty all day long, As I listen to the music of a bird’s delightful song.
Buddha624BC - 543BC If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
John Bunyan 1628 - 1688 A comely sight indeed it is to see, a world of blossoms on an apple tree.
Frances Hodgson Burnett 1849 - 1924 And this, my lovely child, is your garden.
Everything is made out of Magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us.
If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
Two things cannot be in one place. Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.
John Burroughs 1837 - 1921 I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
Tony Burroughs As you love the Earth, so shall she love you.
Lord Byron 1788 - 1824
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods There is a rapture on the lonely shore There is a society, where none intrudes By the deep sea, and music in its roar I love not man the less, but Nature more
Ye stars, which are the poetry of Heaven.
Nature Quotes: C
Eileen Caddy1917 - 2006 The spring of the New Age is here, bursting forth in perfect harmony, beauty and abundance; and nothing can stop it from coming about.
John Calvin 1509 - 1564 There is not one blade of grass, there is no colour in this world, that is not intended to make us rejoice.
Joseph Campbell 1904 - 1987 The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the Universe, to match your nature with nature.
Thomas Campbell 1777 - 1844 'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue.
Albert Camus 1913 - 1960 Autumn is a second spring... when every leaf is a flower.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 - 1881 If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible, if we will open our minds and our eyes.
Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964 Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
Prince Charles 1948 To get the best results you must talk to your vegetables.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 - 1880 A human heart can never grow old if it takes a lively interest in the pairing of birds, the reproduction of flowers, and the changing tints of autumn leaves.
Every human Soul has a germ of some flowers within; and they would open if they could only find sunshiny and free air to expand in. I always told you that not having enough sunshine was what ailed the world. Make people happy, and there will not be half the quarrelling or a tenth part of the wickedness there is.
Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of Angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
How the universal heart of man blesses flowers. They are wreathed round the cradle, the marriage alter, and the tomb.
Nature made us individuals, as she did the flowers and the pebbles; but we are afraid to be peculiar, and so our society resembles a bag of marbles, or a string of mold candles. Why should we all dress after the same fashion? The frost never paints my window twice alike.
Carol P. Christ Watching birds has become part of my daily meditation, affirming my connection to the Earth body.
Marcus Tullius Cicero 106BC - 43BC Everything is alive... Everything is interconnected.
St Bernard of Clairvaux 1090 - 1153 Believe one who knows; you will find something greater in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from Masters.
William Cowper 1731 - 1800 Happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose
When all within is peace, how nature seems to smile. Delights that never cease, the live-long day beguile.
Arthur C. Coxe Flowers are words which even a baby can understand.
Chief Crazy Horse c. 1840 - 1877 A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.
Chief Crowfoot 1830 - 1890 A little while and I will be gone from among you, when I cannot tell. From nowhere we came, into nowhere we go.
What is life? It is the flash of firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass And loses itself in the sunset.
E.E. Cummings 1894 - 1962 I thank God for most this amazing day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural, which is infinite.
Scott Cunningham 1956 - 1993 The magic begins in you. Feel your own energy and realize similar energy exists within the Earth, stones, plants, water, wind, fire, colours and animals.
Marie Curie 1867 - 1934 All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Nature Quotes: D
Dante 1265 - 1321 Nature is the art of God eternal.
Hari Dass Husband and wife are like the two equal parts of a soybean. If the two parts are put under the Earth separately, they will not grow. The soybean will grow only when the parts are covered by the skin. Marriage is the skin which covers each of them and makes them one.
Ram Dass 1931 When we see the Beloved in each person, it's like walking through a garden, watching flowers bloom all around us.
Rene Daumal 1908 - 1944 Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.
Hunter Davies Take nothing but pictures - leave nothing but footprints - kill nothing but time.
Charles Dickens 1812 - 1870 There is something good in all weathers. If it doesn't happen to be good for my work today, it's good for some other man's today, and will come around for me tomorrow.
Timothy Dudley-Smith 1926
Praise the Lord for times and seasons Clouds and sunshine, wind and rain Spring to melt the snows of winter Till the waters flow again
Eleonora Duse 1858 - 1924 If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has the power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your Soul is alive.
Wayne Dyer 1940 - 2015 Arrange photographs of nature scenes, animals and expressions of joy and love in your environment and let their energy radiate into your heart and provide you with their higher frequency.
The snow, the wind, the sun and the sounds of nature, can all be reminders to you that you're an integral part of the natural world.
When you're at peace with your life and in a state of tranquility, you actually send out a vibration of energy that impacts all living creatures, including plants, animals and even babies.
Nature Quotes: E
Amelia Earhart 1897 - 1937 A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees.
Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955 Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But I do not doubt that the lion belongs to it even though he cannot at once reveal himself because of his enormous size.
George Eliot 1819 - 1880 Delicious Autumn. My very Soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the Earth seeking the successive autumns.
Ralph Waldo Emerson1803 - 1882 Everything in our world, even a drop of dew, is a microcosm of the Universe.
I do not count the hours I spend In wandering by the sea The forest is my loyal friend Like God it useth me
If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown. But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the Universe with their admonishing smile.
She paints with white and red the moors To draw the nations out of doors.
The April winds are magical And thrill our tuneful frames; The garden walks are passional To bachelors and dames. The hedge is gemmed with diamonds, The air with Cupids full, The cobweb clues of Rosamond Guide lovers to the pool. Each dimple in the water, Each leaf that shades the rock Can cozen, pique and flatter, Can parley and provoke. Good fellow, Puck and goblins, Know more than any book. Down with your doleful problems, And court the sunny brook. The south-winds are quick-witted, The schools are sad and slow, The masters quite omitted The lore we care to know.
The babe by its mother Lies bathed in joy Glide its hours uncounted The sun is its toy Shines the peace of all being Without cloud, in its eyes And the sum of the world In soft miniature lies
The sky is the daily bread of the imagination.
What is a weed?... A plant whose virtues have not been discovered.
Masaru Emoto 1943 - 2014 Words are the vibrations of nature. Therefore, beautiful words create beautiful nature. Ugly words create ugly nature. This is the root of the universe.
Essene Gospel Of Peace Beside the river stands the Holy Tree of Life. There doth my Father dwell, and my home is in Him. The Heavenly Father and I are one.
David Everett 1770 - 1813 Large streams from little fountains flow, tall oaks from little acorns grow.
Nature Quotes: F
Martin Henry Fischer 1879 - 1962 Here’s good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee.
If you don’t know what’s meant by God, watch a forsythia branch or a lettuce leaf sprout.
Minorities are the stars of the firmament; majorities, the darkness in which they float.
Emmet Fox 1886 - 1951 I send out thoughts of love and peace and healing to the whole Universe: to all trees and plants and growing things, to all beasts and birds and fishes, and to every man, woman and child on Earth, without any distinction.
Buckminster Fuller 1895 - 1983 There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
Nature Quotes: G
Richard le Gallienn 1866 - 1947 I meant to do my work today, but a brown bird sang in the apple tree, and a butterfly flitted across the field, and all the leaves were calling.
Chief Dan George 1856 - 1950
May the stars carry your darkness away. May the flowers fill your heart with beauty. May hope forever wipe away your tears. And above all, may silence make you strong.
The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air, the fragrance of the grass, speaks to me.
The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky, the rhythm of the sea, speaks to me.
The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning, the dew drop on the flower, speaks to me.
The strength of fire, the taste of salmon, the trail of the sun, and the life that never goes away, they speak to me. And my heart soars.
Geronimo 1829 - 1909 I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds, and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes.
Kahlil Gibran1883 - 1931 As between the Soul and the body there is a bond, so are the body and its environment linked together.
All things from the lowest to the loftiest, from the smallest to the greatest, exist within you as equals. In one atom are found all the elements of the Earth. One drop of water contains all the secrets of the oceans. In one motion of the mind are found all the motions of all the laws of existence.
And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart: your seeds shall live in my body, and the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart, and your fragrance shall be my breath, and together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.
Art arises when the secret of vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes.
Education sows not seeds in you, but makes your seeds grow.
Enthusiasm is a volcano on whose top never grows the grass of hesitation.
Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Kahlil Gibran1883 - 1931 Give and take... For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life. For to the flower a bee is a messenger of love. And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving is a need and an ecstasy.
If the ignorant say to you that the Soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower perishes, but the seeds remain. This is the law of God.
The butterfly will continue to hover over the field and the dewdrops will still glitter upon the grass when the pyramids of Egypt are levelled and the skyscrapers of New York are no more.
The flower that grows above the clouds will never wither. And the song chanted by the lips of the brides of dawn will never vanish.
The millstone may break down, but the river continues its course to the sea.
The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.
The tree that contrives to cheat life by living in the shade withers when it is removed and replanted in the sun.
Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.
When I planted my pain in the field of patience, it bore fruit of happiness.
William Henry Gill 1839 - 1923
We thank thee, Lord, for sunshine, dew, and rain, Broadcast from Heaven by Thine almighty hand Source of all life, unnumbered as the sand Bird, beast, and fish, herb, fruit, and golden grain.
Vincent van Gogh 1853 - 1890 If you truly love nature... you will find beauty everywhere.
Emma Goldman 1869 - 1940 I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
Elizabeth Porter Gould 1848 - 1906
We thank, Thee, Lord, for quiet upland lawns, For misty loveliness of autumn dawns, For gold and russet of the ripened fruit, For yet another year’s fulfilment, Lord, We thank Thee, now.
For joy of glowing colour, flash of wings, We thank Thee, Lord; for all the little things That make the love and laughter of our days For home and happiness and friends, we praise And thank Thee now.
Dorothy Frances Gurney 1858 - 1932
The kiss of sun for pardon The song of the birds for mirth One is nearer to God’s heart in a garden Than anywhere else on Earth
Nature Quotes: H
Hafiz 1325 - 1389 Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, "You owe me." Look what happens with a love like that, it lights up the whole sky.
Walter Hagen 1892 - 1969 You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926 I asked the leaf whether it was frightened because it was autumn and the other leaves were falling. The leaf told me, “No. During the whole spring and summer I was completely alive. I worked hard to help nourish the tree, and now much of me is in the tree. I am not limited by this form. I am also the whole tree, and when I go back to the soil, I will continue to nourish the tree. So I don’t worry at all. As I leave this branch and float to the ground, I will wave to the tree and tell her, ‘I will see you again very soon.’” That day there was a wind blowing and, after a while, I saw the leaf leave the branch and float down to the soil, dancing joyfully, because as it floated it saw itself already there in the tree. It was so happy. I bowed my head, knowing that I have a lot to learn from the leaf because it is not afraid - it knew nothing can be born and nothing can die.
Let us not be afraid of decreasing. It is like the moon, we see the moon increasing and decreasing, but it is always the moon.
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
Hasidic Saying When you walk across the fields with your mind pure and whole, then from all the stones, and all growing things, and all animals, the sparks of their Soul come out and cling to you, and then they are purified and become a holy fire in you.
William Hazlitt 1778 - 1830 We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understanding and our hearts.
Audrey Hepburn 1929 - 1993 To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
Heraclitus 535BC - 475BC No man ever steps in the same river twice.. For it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.
Napoleon Hill 1883 - 1970 The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the wind and rains and scorching sun.
Hitopadesa, The Hospitality is to be shown even towards an enemy. The tree doth not withdraw its shade, even from the woodcutter.
Linda Hogan 1947 Walking... I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.
Robert Holden1964 Like a fragrance to a flower, true happiness is an expression of your unconditional self... the real you.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 - 1894 The amen of nature is always a flower.
Horace 65BC - 8BC You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she’ll be constantly running back.
Victor Hugo 1802 - 1885 Laughter is the sun that drives the winter from the human face.
Winter is on my mind... but eternal spring is in my heart.
Peg Huxtable The best reflections are there when the wind, water and you are still.
Nature Quotes: I
I Ching The union of Heaven and Earth is the origin of the whole of nature.
Nature Quotes: J
Gertrude Jekyll 1843 - 1932 The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.
Chief Joseph 1840 - 1904 The Earth and myself are of one mind.
Nature Quotes: K
John Keats 1795 - 1821 A thing of beauty is a joy forever, its loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness.
John Keats 1795 - 1821 The poetry of the Earth is never dead.
Rose Kennedy 1890 - 1995 Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
William Kent 1685 - 1748 All gardening is landscape painting.
Garden as though you will live forever.
Miranda Kerr 1983 A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.
Charles King A surgeon once had an argument with his gardener about religion. ‘I’ve cut into hundreds of bodies,’ said the doctor, ‘and I’ve never seen a human Soul.’ ‘Well,’ said the gardener, ‘If you had cut into a tulip bulb, you wouldn’t see a flower.’
Akiane Kramarik 1994 Beauty and inspiration can be found in any natural place of the Earth.
Everybody needs time to reflect and contemplate, and the most inspirational and peaceful place to do so is in nature.
We cannot teach a flower how to grow, we can only learn from it.
Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895 - 1986
Have you ever noticed a tree standing naked against the sky How beautiful it is? All its branches are outlined, and in its nakedness There is a poem, there is a song Every leaf is gone and it is waiting for spring When the spring comes, it again fills the tree with The music of many leaves Which in due season fall and are blown away And this is the way of life
Listen to desire as you listen to the wind among the trees.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross 1926 - 2004 To love means never to be afraid of the winds storms of life: should you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.
Nature Quotes: L
Jess Lair 1927 - 2000 Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit, we cannot flower and grow without it.
Dalai Lama 1935 Today more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal Responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to all other forms of life.
Charles Lamb 1775 - 1834 A sweet child is the sweetest thing in nature.
Doug Larson A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill... except for learning how to grow in rows!
Edith Rutter Leatham
A Child’s Grace Thank you for the world so sweet Thank you for the food we eat Thank you for the birds that sing Thank you God for everything (date: 1908)
All things bend to help the man Who sees to harmonise His own free will with nature's plan And prove himself most wise.
John Lennon 1940 - 1980 When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.
C.S. Lewis 1898 - 1963 Something of God flows into us from the blue of the sky, the taste of honey, the delicious embrace of water whether cold or hot, and even from sleep itself.
Samuel Longfellow 1819 - 1892
The summer days are come again With sun and clouds between And, fed alike by sun and rain The trees grow broad and green Spreads broad and green the leafy tent Upon whose grassy floor Our feet, too long in cities pent Their freedom find once more
The summer days are come again Once more the glad earth yields Her golden wealth of ripening grain And breadth of clover fields And deepening shade of summer woods And glow of summer air And winging thoughts, and happy moods Of love and joy and prayer
The summer days are come again The birds are on the wing God’s praises, in their loving strain Unconsciously they sing We know who giveth all the good That doth our cup o’erbrim For summer joy in field and wood We lift our song to Him
‘Tis winter now; the fallen snow Has left the heav’ns all coldly clear Through leafless boughs the sharp winds blow And all the earth lies dead and drear
And yet God’s love is not withdrawn His life within the keen air breathes His beauty paints the crimson dawn And clothes the boughs with glittering wreaths
And though abroad the sharp winds blow And skies are chill, and frost are keen Home closer draws her circle now And warmer glows her light within
O God! Who giv’st the winter’s cold As well as summer’s joyous rays Us warmly in Thy love enfold And keep us through life’s wintry days
Lord Merlin-Natalie Glasson The trees have always acted as an anchor of the Creator's Energy into the Earth, it is because of this that most trees exist as a link between the Earth's physical vibration and the quicker vibration of the Creator's Universe.
Richard Louv 1949 Teach children to look at a flower and see all the things it represents: beauty, the health of an ecosystem, and the potential for healing.
John Lubbock Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent school masters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a spring day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
Luther Standing Bear 1868 - 1939 The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers, he belongs just as the buffalo belonged.
The old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. He knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans, too. So he kept his children close to nature’s softening influence.
We did not think of the open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, the winding streams with tangled growth as wild. Only the white man was nature a wilderness, and only to him was it ‘infested’ with ‘wild’ animals and ‘savage’ people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery.
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Dorothy Maclean 1920 When a smile touches our hearts. When the forest stills us to peace. When music moves us to rapture. When we really love, laugh or dance with joy. We are at one with the Angels.
Pat Fleming & Joanna Macy Wildflower speaks - I offer you my fragrance and sweet face to call you back to life's beauty. Take time to notice me and I'll let you fall in love again with life. This is my gift.
Og Mandino Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Steve Maraboli Don't give up. It's not over. The universe is balanced. Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back.
I will be generous with my love today. I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds and when they fall on fertile soil a reflection of those seeds will grow into something greater.
Bob Marley 1945 - 1981 Some people FEEL the rain... others just get wet.
Matthew Ward-Suzanne Ward Knowing that you and God and every other of God’s creations are inseparable is love. Knowing that Earth is a sentient, conscious life herself and respecting all of her life forms is love. Realizing that no one can know others at Soul level and therefore does not judge them, but rather does not condone an action seen as injurious, is love.
Listening to one’s Godself is love. Living the kind of life that engenders loving self is love. Feeling joy yourself when you see it in others is love. Doing something that brings joy to another is love. Forgiveness of self and others is love. Sharing your resources with full heart is love. Doing good deeds without attaching expectations is love. Feeling peace of heart and mind is love. The quiet thrill of seeing a sunset or hearing a songbird is love, and a smile is one of the simplest and most radiating expressions of love.
Bradley Millar Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.
A. A. Milne 1882 - 1890 Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
Ho Chi Minh 1890 - 1969 Remember the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.
Helen Mirren 1945 Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of it. You’re always learning.
Claude Monet 1840 - 1926 The richness I achieve comes from nature... the source of my inspiration.
Maria Montessori 1870 - 1952 When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.
Thomas Moore Earth is not a platform for human life. It’s a living being. We’re not on it, but part of it. It’s health is our health.
John Morton Be patient. Like storms, the challenges will pass. Know too, that like the sun, your true Soul self is constantly radiating.
Movie - Mulan The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
John Muir 1838 - 1914 I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get into the mountains to learn the news.
Prentice Mulford 1834 - 1891 Love is an element which though physically unseen is as real as air or water. It is an acting, living, moving force.. It moves in waves and currents like those of the ocean.
Robert Muller1923 - 2010 Be a good gardener of your life.. Have a green, colourful life thumb.
I will shout to the stars and work until my last breath: let us make a paradise of this beautiful planet.
I wish the world would cover itself again with fruit trees for the happiness of little children. Every child on Earth should have the pleasure of touching and picking live fruits from a tree.
Love the road of your life. There is so much beauty to see, so much music to hear, so many flowers to smell, so many thoughts to be thought, so much love to be had, so much Divinity to be felt.
Our lives resemble those of trees: heavy winds and tempests make us stronger and dig our roots deeper. We must gain strength from every gust of adversity.
Spirituality is a flower with a thousand petals: every act, every thought, every talk, every movement of our heart is a part of it.
The beauty and purity of this planet requires your own beauty and purity of body, mind, heart and Soul.
There is often a great strength in stillness: a fallow land recuperates its energy.
Use the freest goods for happiness.. The stars cost nothing. Nature costs nothing. Your inner life costs nothing. God costs nothing. And yet they are all infinitely precious.
We are all co-responsible for this planet.
We are all passengers on the same planet sailing towards eternity on the vast ocean of the Universe.
We must walk with utmost care on our beautiful planet, the result of such a long, miraculous, cosmic journey. We must love this marvellous jewel in the Universe with all our mind, heart and Soul and make it a Paradise.
Who loves a garden his Eden keeps. May we all love our planet like a garden and be good gardeners of God, helping to create Paradise Earth.
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Guru Nanak 1469 - 1539 As fragrance abides in the flower. As the reflection is within the mirror. So doth thy Lord abide within thee. Why search for Him without?
May the stars carry your sadness away. May the flowers fill your heart with beauty. May hope forever wipe away your tears. And above all, may silence make you strong.
May the warm winds of heaven blow softly upon your house. May the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your moccasins make happy tracks in many snows, And may the rainbow always touch your shoulder.
May your life be like a wild flower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.
The Soul would have no rainbow if the eye had no tears.
Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, It was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors We borrow it from our children.
Walk tall as the trees.
Native American We return thanks to our Mother, the Earth, which sustains us. We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water. We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases. We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given us their light when the sun was gone. We return thanks to the sun, that has looked upon the Earth with a beneficent eye. Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in whom is embodied all goodness, and who directs all things for the good of her children.
We sang songs that carried in their melodies all the sounds of nature.
When we show respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.
Native American - Arapaho All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.
Native American - Chinook Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the Earth, our planet home, with its beautiful depths and soaring heights, its vitality and abundance of life, and together we ask that it… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the mountains, the Cascades and the Olympics, the high green valleys and meadows filled with wild flowers, the snows that never melt, the summits of intense silence, and we ask that they… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the waters that rim the earth, horizon to horizon, that flow in our rivers and streams, that fall upon our gardens and fields and we ask that they… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the land which grows our food, the nurturing soil, the fertile fields, the abundant gardens and orchards, and we ask that they… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the forests, the great trees reaching strongly to the sky and the earth in their roots and the heavens in their branches, the fir and the pine and the cedar, and we ask them to… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the creatures of the fields and forests and the seas, our brothers and sisters the wolves and deer, the eagle and dove, the great whales and dolphin, the beautiful Orca and salmon who share our Northwest home, and we ask them to… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon all those who have lived on this earth, our ancestors and our friends, who dreamed the best for our future generations, and upon whose lives our lives our built, and with thanksgiving, we call upon them to… Teach us, and show us the Way.
And lastly, we call upon all that we hold most sacred, the presence and power of the Great Spirit of love and truth which flows through all the Universe, to be with us to… Teach us, and show us the Way.
Native American - Como I love the land on which I was born, the trees which cover it, and the grass growing on it. It feeds us well.
Native American - Hopi The rainbow is a sign from Him who is in all things.
Native American - Kiowa Walk gently in the spring.. Mother Earth is pregnant.
Native American - Ute
Earth teach me quiet… as the grasses are still with new light. Earth teach me suffering… as old stones suffer with memory. Earth teach me humility… as blossoms are humble with beginning. Earth teach me caring… as mothers nurture their young. Earth teach me courage… as the tree that stands alone. Earth teach me limitation… as the ant that crawls on the ground Earth teach me freedom… as the eagle that soars in the sky Earth teach me acceptance… as the leaves that die each fall Earth teach me renewal… as the seed that rises in the spring Earth teach me to forget myself… as melted snow forgets its life Earth teach me to remember kindness… as dry fields weep with rain
Mark Nepo 1951 The flower doesn’t dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes.
Isaac Newton 1643 - 1727 What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.
Chief Nikinapi ? - c.1750 Never has the Earth been so lovely nor the sun so bright, as today.
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Cynthia Occelli For a seed to achieve its greatest expression it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. to someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.
Ohiyesa 1858 - 1939 aka Charles Alexander Eastman Whenever, in the course of the daily hunt, the hunter comes upon a scene that is strikingly beautiful, or sublime - a black thundercloud with the rainbow’s glowing arch above the mountain, a white waterfall in the heart of a green gorge, a vast prairie tinged with the blood-red of the sunset - he pauses for an instant in the attitude of worship.
Georgia O'Keeffe 1887 - 1986 Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small it takes time, and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for that moment.
Okute aka Shooter All living creatures and all plants derive their life from the sun. if it were not for the sun, there would be darkness and nothing would grow - the earth would be without life. Yet the sun must have the help of the earth. If the sun alone were to act upon animals and plants, the heat would be so great and they would die, but there are clouds that bring rain, and the action of the sun and earth together supplies the moisture that is needed for life. The roots of a plant go down, and the deeper they go the more moisture they find. This is according to the laws of nature and is one of the evidences of the wisdom of Wakan Tanka.
From my boyhood I have observed leaves, trees, and grass, and I have never found two alike. They may have a general likeness, but on examination I have found that they differ slightly. It is the same with animals… it is the same with human beings, there is some place which is best adapted to each…
Mary Oliver 1935 Said the river: imagine everything you can imagine.. And then keep on going.
Snow was falling, so much like stars Filling the dark trees That one could easily imagine Its reason for being was nothing more Than prettiness
Ovid 43BC - 17AD Take rest... a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.
Grey Owl 1888 - 1938 Remember, you belong to nature, not it to you.
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Dolly Parton 1946 Storms make trees take deeper roots.
George Peele 1556 - 1596
Creatres, as numerous as they be Are subject to His care There’s not a place where we can flee But God is present there Lord how Thy wonders are displayed Where’er I turn mine eye If I survey the ground I tread Or gaze upon the sky
Anna Pereira Don’t invite people to your garden who trample on your flowers.
It only takes one seed to be the mother to hundreds of flowers. Sow seeds of Love, Kindness, Joy and Gratitude for a heart full of blooms that never wither.
Chief Petalesharo c.1797 - c.1836 This brings rest to my heart, I feel like a leaf after a storm, when the wind is still.
Wilbur Pierce Nature - trees, flowers, grass - grow in silence. We need silence to be able to touch Souls.
Sylvia Plath 1932 - 1963 I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery.. Air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, this is what it is to be happy.
Plato 429BC - 347BC This world is indeed a living being endowed with a Soul and intelligence... a single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related.
Elvis Presley 1935 - 1977 Truth is like the sun... You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
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Adabella Radici I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper and reach great heights.
Josh Radnor 1974 We’re like a gardener with a hose and our attention is water - we can water flowers or we can water weeds.
Osho Rajneesh 1931 - 1990 If you love a flower, don’t pick it up because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So, if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession, love is about appreciation.
If you start listening to the body, listening to nature, listening to your inner being, you will be more and more happy. Become a good Listener to nature.
Love yourself. You are needed as much as the trees, as the flowers, as the birds, as the sun, as the moon, as the stars. You have to be here and you have a right to be the way you are.
Helen Steiner Rice 1900 - 1981 Like roses in a garden kindness fills the air, with a certain bit of sweetness as it touches everywhere.
Dianne Robbins The purpose of trees is to express Love in merely Being.
THE TREES MESSAGE TO HUMANITY - Know that our love for humanity is deep and profound for you are the Caretakers of the Earth and this is your domain. This is your world to love and to cherish. We only remind you of the great responsibility you have, so that you can fulfill it.
Nora Roberts 1950 Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.
Franklin D. Roosevelt 1882 - 1945 Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to the people.
Chief John Ross 1790 - 1866 We, the great mass of the people, think only of the love we have for our land, for we do love the land where we were brought up.
Christina Rossetti 1830 - 1894 One day in the country is worth a month in town.
Where innocent bright-eyes daisies are With blades of grass between, Each daisy stands up like a star Out of a sky of green.
Jalal Uddin Rumi1207 - 1273 Always search for your innermost nature in those you are with, as rose oil imbibes from roses.
If you find a trusted friend, tell him the secrets of your Soul. If you see a rose, sing from your heart, like a nightingale.
In the garden... I see only your face. From trees and blossoms... I inhale only your fragrance.
Let yourself be loved, O Beloved, in the One. And from this One move out into the world, carrying within you the great potent energies of life to green your world, to create planets, suns, stars, stones, waves, oceans, to create new forms of life and expression - whether friendship, a feeling or a new form of vocation.
Love is a river... drink from it.
Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots.
Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.
Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.
Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the moon. That moon is your heart, and those thoughts cover your heart. So let them go, just let them fall into the water.
John Ruskin 1819 - 1900 Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty, if only we have the eyes to see them.
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Radha Sahar The whole of planet Earth is a sacred site. All people are the chosen people, and the purpose of our lives is a spiritual one. May we care for each other, and for the Earth, for everything relates to everything else.
SaLuSa-Mike Quinsey Sow the seeds of truth and one day they will grow and become the flowers of understanding.
George Santayana 1863 - 1952 The Earth has music for those who listen.
E.F. Schumacher 1911 - 1977 Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something much better... that we can become oak trees.
Albert Schweitzer 1875 - 1965 In the hopes of reaching the moon, men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Chief Seattle 1780 - 1866 All things share the same breath; the beast, the tree, the man. The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
Every part of this soil is sacred in the estimation of my people.
How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of this Earth is sacred to my people. We are part of the Earth and it is part of us. The perfumed flowers are our sisters; the deer, the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected.
William Shakespeare 1564 - 1616 One touch of nature, makes the whole world kin.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 1956
The fountains mingle with the river And the rivers with the ocean The winds of heaven mix forever With a sweet emotion Nothing in the world is single All things by a law Divine In one spirit meet and mingle Why not I with thine?
Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792 - 1822
And spring arose on the garden fair, Like the spirit of love felt everywhere, And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast, Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Music, when soft voices die Vibrates in the memory Odours, when sweet violets sicken Live within the sense they quicken
The fountains mingle with the river And the rivers with the ocean The winds of heaven mix forever With a sweet emotion Nothing in the world is single All things by a law Divine In one spirit meet and mingle Why not I with thine?
Leon Shenandoah 1915 - 1996 Every human being has a sacred duty to protect the welfare of our Mother Earth, from whom all life comes. In order to do this we must recognize the enemy.. the one within us. We must begin with ourselves.
We are the spiritual energy that is thousands of times stronger than nuclear energy. Our energy in the combines will of all people with the spirit of the Natural World, to be of one body, one heart and one mind for peace.
We must live in harmony with the Natural World.
Angelus Silesius 1624 - 1677 The rose that with you earthly eyes you see, has flowered in God from all eternity.
Chief Sitting Bull 1831 - 1890 The Earth has received the embrace of the sun and we shall see the results of that love.
Samuel Smiles 1812 - 1904 Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Socrates 470BC - 399BC He is richest who is content with the least, for contentment is the wealth of nature.
Nicholas Sparks 1965 Love is like the wind.. You can’t see it but you can feel it.
Ray Stevens 1939
Everything is beautiful in it’s own way. Like the starry summer night, or a snow-covered winter’s day. And everybody’s beautiful in their own way. Under God’s Heaven, the world’s gonna find the way.
There is none so blind as he who will not see. We must not close our minds, we must let our thoughts be free. For every hour that passes by, we know the world gets a little bit older, it’s time to realize that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
Alfred Billings Street 1811 - 1881 Nature is our teacher. She unfolds her treasures to our search, unseals our eyes, illumines our minds, and purifies our hearts; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.
Patience Strong 1907 - 1990 In a garden you can find quiet thoughts that calm the mind.
Life is like a field, where we must gather what we grow. Weed or wheat.. This is the law. We reap the crop we sow.
Annamalai Swami Just remain like the sky and let thought-clouds come and go.
Ray Stevens 1939
Everything is beautiful in it's own way. Like the starry summer night, or a snow-covered winter's day. And everybody's beautiful in their own way. Under God's heaven, the world's gonna find the way.
There is none so blind as he who will not see. We must not close our minds, we must let our thoughts be free. For every hour that passes by, we know the world gets a little bit older, It's time to realize that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
Patience Strong 1907 - 1990 In a garden you can find, quiet thoughts that calm the mind.
Life is like a field, where we must gather what we grow Weed or wheat... this is the law, we reap the crop we sow.
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Rabindranath Tagore 1861 - 1941 Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.
The same stream of life that runs through the world, runs through my veins night and day, and dances in rhythmic measure. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the Earth into numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.
Trees are the Earths endless effort to speak to the listening Heaven.
Tao Te Ching Surrender yourself humbly - then you can be trusted to care for your things. Love the world as your own self - then you can truly care for all things.
The Universe is sacred. You cannot improve it, if you try to change it, you will ruin it. If you try to hold it, you will lose it.
Anna Taylor Be as a flower. For she does not question or hinder her needs. She just allows. Neither does she hide or underestimate her natural beauty. She is just as she is in all her imperfect perfection.
We all have times when life feels hard; when we’re frustrated and tired and just want to hide away. If that’s you right now, don’t worry - every caterpillar has to rest to become a butterfly and you’ll soon find your wings again.
Micheal Teal I am a Spiritual gardener sowing seeds of positive transformation.
I walk a rainbow trail where I embrace the world with love.
Chief Tecumseh 1768 - 1813 Although ice and snow may lie deep upon my wigwam, I should find a warm fire within.
John & Lyn St Clair-Thomas There is much to use of nature's way. It is with you always, available to you always. Take time to hear and see that which is close at hand. There are forces in you untried. They are yours to be used as you find them.
Lewis Thomas 1913 - 1993 We are educated to be amazed by the infinite variety of life forms in nature. We are, I believe, only at the beginning of being flabbergasted by its unity.
Archibald Thompson There is no velvet so soft as a mother's lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.
Man emulates Earth. Earth emulates Heaven. Heaven emulates the Way. The Way emulates Nature.
Nature is full of genius, full of divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
We need the tonic of wildness.. At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.
Eckhart Tolle 1948 If your mind is still... You can sense the peace that emanates from the Earth.
Thomas Traherne 1636 - 1674 Natural things are glorious, and to know them is glorious.
Lao Tzu600BC Nature does not hurry... Yet everything is accomplished.
Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and Earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.
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Leonardo de Vinci 1452 - 1519 In her (nature's) inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.
Doreen Virtue Fairies are Angels who reside very close to the Earth so that they can perform their Divine mission of protecting nature and animals.
To connect with the fairies... go outdoors.
Voltaire 1694 - 1778 No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient, while nature cures the disease.
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Alice Walker 1944 I see children, all children, as humanity’s most precious resource, because it will be to them that the care of the planet will always be left.
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943 You are not the flower, nor are you the fruit. You are the tree and your roots are deep, embedded in God.
J. Donald Walters 1926 - 2013 In a sense, each of us is an island. In another sense however, we are all one. For though islands appear separate, and may even be situated at great distances from one another, they are only extrusions of the same planet, Earth.
William Arthur Ward 1921 - 1994 Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed, and a giant oak in an acorn.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The realist adjusts the sails.
Anna Laetitia Waring 1823 - 1910
Green pastures are before me Which yet I have not seen Bright skies will soon be o’er me Where the dark clouds have been My hope I cannot measure My path to life is free My Saviour has my treasure And He will walk with me
Alan Watts 1915 - 1973 You and I are all as much continuous with the physical Universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.
You will begin to realise that if you contemplate long enough on the leaf of the flower, that it involves the whole Universe.
Isaac Watts 1674 - 1748 Earth, thou great footstool of our God, who reigns on high; thou fruitful source of all our raiment, life, and food; our house, our parent, and our nurse.
Let me be dressed fine as I will.. Flies, worms, and flowers, exceed me still.
Thou sun, whose beams adorn the spheres, and with unwearied swiftness move to form the circles of our years.
Chief White Eagle 1840 - 1914 When you are in doubt, be still and wait. When doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage. So long as mists envelop you, be still; Be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists - as it surely will - then act with courage.
Stuart Wilde 1946 Watch nature, because it is your greatest teacher. It moves and flows and moves on again. There is an incredible beauty out there in the mountains, in the forests, to teach you it's silence, it's beauty, it's humility. Stay aligned to that.
The more time we spend with Mother nature the more we fall in love with her.
There are places on Earth where we can catch a glimpse of heaven.
Rachel Wolchin Bury your past, let flowers grow where they lay.
Wooden Leg 1858 - 1940 The old Indian teaching was that it is wrong to tear loose from its place on the Earth anything that may be growing there. It may be cut off, but it should not be uprooted. The trees and the grass have spirits. Whenever one of such growth may be destroyed by some good Indian, his act is done in sadness and with a prayer for forgiveness because of his necessities.
William Wordsworth 1770 - 1850
There was a time when meadow, grove and stream The Earth, and every common sight To me did seem Apparelled in celestial light The glory and the freshness of a dream
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Yuan-Sou The mountains, rivers, earth, grasses, trees and forests are always emanating a subtle, precious light, day and night, always emanating a subtle precious sound, demonstrating and expounding to all people the unsurpassed ultimate truth.
Listen With Your Heart
I love this video about how trees are record keepers and that we can communicate with them. The video is made by Oribel, using the words from the book 'Tree Talk - Messages From The Earth's Trees' by Dianne Robbins, the music is Forest Gump Suite. It is a beautiful combination of photographs, music and words about one of my favourite things... Trees. I have also added a longer version on my Feel Good Videos page, where you will also find the words for that video which are mostly the same as this one.
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