Welcome to Spring! And welcome to the April issue of Natural Awakenings. Our themes this month are “Nature’s Wisdom + Healthy Home.” To inspire you, here are some great thoughts about nature – which is, after all, our true home. We hope you will enjoy the great reading we offer this month, and every month, on how to protect our precious earth and those that live upon it. Enjoy!
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
Nature always wears the color of the spirit.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
Water is the driving force of all nature.
-Leonardo da Vinci
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
-Henry David Thoreau
Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
-Vincent Van Gogh
I’ve loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness.
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
The earth is what we all have in common.
Happy Earth Day and Happy Spring!