“If there is any wisdom running through my life now,
in my walking on this earth,
it came from listening in the Great Silence
to the stones, trees, space, the wild animals,
to the pulse of all life as my heartbeat.”
“I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify (by their own lonesome familiarity) to this feeling.”
‘The Dharma Bums’
Live in a state of gratitude for our Earth.
Nature’s abundance flows to those who adore and honor her.
If you must worship something, make it GREEN – the green of nature.
Fight against Mother Nature at your own peril.
Everything ebbs and flows. Learn to flow like the waves.
Look for Magic everywhere. Expect it. Watch for it.
Love heals most wounds. Love it all, every moment.
Honor every season of the Sun.
Dance with the rhythms of the Moon.
When things are shaky, scary or chaotic, go to ground.
Allow the Earth to hold you and support you.
Pause every day and listen to Nature. Wisdom abides there.
Each animal and plant has a wisdom of its own. Look for it.
Beauty is all around us. Pay attention!
Foment joy wherever and whenever possible.
Without joy, there’s no reason to be here.
Do not fear death. It is merely another adventure.
If in doubt, dance!