Silence and Nature: A Few Quotes

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This coming week we’ll be talking about Sitting in Silence and Nature. I’ve come across some fascinating books and research that I think you’ll find as interesting as I do.

Here are a few quotes to enjoy:

 

To heal mine aching moods,
Give me God’s virgin woods.

~Clinton Scollard

 

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature’s sources never fail. ~John Muir Our National Parks , 1901

 

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. ~Jane Austen

 

I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines. ~Henry David Thoreau

 

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. ~Author Unknown

 

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu

 

Climb a tree — it gets you closer to heaven. ~Anonymous

 

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. ~Helen Keller

 

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life. ~John Muir Our National Parks, (1901)

 

If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand. ~Buddha

 

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
and the winds long to play with your hair.
-Kahlil Gibran

 

 

The best remedy for those who are afraid,
lonely or unhappy is to go outside,
somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be
and that God wishes to see people happy,
amidst the simple beauty of nature.
I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.
-Anne Frank

 

 

I hope these quotes have inspired you to spend time in Nature this weekend. Enjoy!

 

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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