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Inspirational Nature Quotes: Inviting Nature in Our Lives


Inspirational Nature Quotes: Inviting Nature in Our Lives

I arise today through the strength of heaven;
Light of sun,
Radiance of moon, splendor of fire.
Speed of lightning, swiftness of wind,
Depth of sea, stability of earth,
Firmness of rock…
Ambali Abiodun Abdul Shakur


EXPLORING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH NATURE

Man is not himself only…he is all that he sees; all that flows to him from a thousand sources…he is the land, the lift of its mountain lines, the reach of its valleys. --- Mary Austin
We inter-breath with the rain forests, we drink from the oceans. They are part of our own body. --- Thick Nhat Hanh
You didn’t come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here. --- Alan Watts
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. --- William Shakespeare
These are brand-new birds of twelve-months’ growing, which a year ago, or less than twain, no finches were, nor nightingales, nor thrushes, but only particles of grain, and earth and air, and rain. --- Thomas Hardy
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? --- Henry David Thoreau

VALUING NATURE

Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation. --- Charles Cook
No matter how complex or affluent, human societies are nothing but subsystems of the biosphere, the Earth’s thin veneer of life, which is ultimately run bacteria, fungi and green plants. --- Vaclav Smil
For the 99 percent of the time we’ve been on Earth, we were hunter and gatherers, our lives dependent on knowing the fine, small details of our world. Deep inside, we still have a longing to be reconnected with the nature that shaped our imagination, our language, our song and dance, our sense of the divine. --- Janine M. Benyus
If there is one thing clear about the centuries dominated by the factory and the wheel, it is that although the machine can make everything from a spoon to a landing-craft, a natural joy in earthly living is something it never has and never will be able to manufacture. --- Henry Beston
There is something of the marvelous in all things of nature. --- Aristotle
The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. --- E.E.Cummings

EXPERIENCING JOY IN NATURE

What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more, to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks, where I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes, or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that tumble and roll and climb in riotous gladness! --- Helen Keller

I am in love with this worlds…I have climbed its mountains, roamed its forests, sailed its waters, crossed its deserts, felt the sting of its frosts, the oppression of its heats, the drench of its rains, the fury of its winds, and always have beauty and joy waited upon my goings and coming. ---John Burroughs

In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is clam and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against Nature not to go out and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth. --- John Milton
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds to play with your hair. --- Kahlil Gibran.
I thank you God for  most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of tress and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is infinite which is yes. --- Ambali Abdul Shakur.

HEALING THROUGH NATURE
The indescribable innocence of and beneficence of Nature. ---of sun and wind and rain, of summer and winter, ---such cheer, they afford forever! --- Henry David.
Only spread a fern-frond over a man’s head and worldly cares are out, and freedom and beauty and peace come in. --- John Muir.
The forest makes your heart gentle. You become one with it… no place for greed or anger there. --- Pha Pachak.
It was in the forest that I found “the peace that passed understanding” --- Jane Goodall.
In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life, no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair. --- Ralph Waldo.

DISCOVERING WISDOM IN NATURE.
Nature is man’s teacher. She unfolds her treasure to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.
Believe one who knows: you will find something greater in woods than in books. Tress and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
Whenever I have found myself stuck in the ways I relate to things, I return to nature. It is my principal teacher, and I try to open my whole being to what it has to say.
If there is any wisdom running through my life now, in my walking on this earth, it come from listening in the Great Silence to the stones, trees, space, the wild animals, to the pulse of all life as my heartbeat.
Come forth into the light of things; let Nature be your teacher.
LEARNING FROM NATURE
The whole secret of the study of nature lies in learning how to use one’s eyes….George Sand
Look! Look! Look deep into nature and you will understand everything…Albert
To look at anything, if you would know that thing, you must look at it long…John Moffitt
I begin to see an object when I cease to understand it! ...Henry David
Don’t think: Look!---Ambali Abdul Shakur
The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at first; Be not discouraged – keep on – there are divine things, well enveloped; I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell…Walt Whitman

TEACHING CHILDREN THROUGH NATURE
Every child is born a naturalist. His eyes are, by nature, open to the glories of the stars, the beauty of the flowers, and the mystery of life…R. Search
As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen unselfconsciously to the soughing of the trees…Valerie Andrews
Wisdom begins in wonder…Walt Whitman
 Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air, and to eat and sleep with the earth… Ambali Abdul Shakur
Only as a child’s awareness and reverence for the wholeness of life are developed can his humanity to his own kind reach its full development…Rachel Carson

INVITING NATURE IN THROUGH GARDING
The garden is where you take the time in your life to tune in and listen. It just takes being still long enough, opening your heart, opening your spirit up to what the plants have to tell you…Gabriel Howearth
To cultivate a garden is…to go hand in hand with Nature in some of her most beautiful processes…Christian Bovee
Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof…Celia Thaxter
 My spirit was lifted and my soul nourished by my time in the garden. It gave me a calm connection with all of life, and an awareness that remains with me now, long after leaving the garden…Nancy Ross
All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar…Helen Hayes. 

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