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Meant To Be

Today I have a story for you about becoming what you are meant to be. You can say just like H.C. Andersen´s “Den grimme ælling”.

UPWARD & DOWN

The tree in the yard grew vibrantly, upward toward the sky. Its limbs stretched and reached brilliantly, as if to ask:

“Sky, sun, rain, and earth—make me into something great!”

The flowers and the shrubs around the tree watched in awe, waiting, with fresh leaves and strong roots, for this tree to become something great, as they all knew that it would.

The young gardener boy who had planted the tree arrived early one morning, just as winter began to fade and spring began to arrive. He circled the yard, pruned some of the shrubs, picked some of the flowers, and came to a halt at the tree.

The tree had yet to sprout fruit from its branches. But the young boy was patient. He watered the tree, and decided to come back the next season when the tree had developed enough to bear fruit.

Over the summer and into the fall, the whole garden grew, and watched the tree grow, despite itsbarren branches. Through the scorching heat of midsummer evenings, and the shivering cold of the early year, the tree reached up to the sky, as if to plead:

“Sky, sun, rain, and earth—make me into something great!”

The next season, the young boy returned. He circled the yard, pruned the shrubs, picked the flowers, and came to a halt at the tree.

The branches had grown, and hung just over his head, but still, no fruit had emerged from the ends of the limbs. The boy shrugged, pulled out a bag of fertilizer, and spread the rich, heavy soil at the base of the tree. Once the roots were nearly suffocating in nutrients, he stood, brushed the dirt from his hands, and left.

The tree felt stilted as it grew, into the summer and over the fall. It felt outpaced, and unprepared for growing. But the rest of the garden watched it attentively, waiting for fruit to emerge. And yet, it never did. January came quickly, and the tree’s naked branches reached for the white sky, yearning and pleading for something more than itself.

The young boy returned the next season, but instead of circling the garden, he went straight for the tree. He yelled and muttered in disappointment, and kicked the tree’s trunk in anger. The thin, fast–growing bark split open, and the young boy paused, in an instant realization.

He left quickly and returned with shears and clippers. He set up a step stool, and climbed up to prune the branches.

“There,” he said, when the tree had been pruned. “That will teach you to grow fruit. You’re meant to grow fruit. I know this, because I planted you, I did.”

The boy left, and the tree hung, sadly and silently, with sap dripping from its muted branches. But the garden grew forward, into the New Year. The tree slowly recovered, and by the next season, it had renewed itself.

The boy arrived once more, and cursed the tree as he saw the naked branches.

“I planted you, ” he said, with contempt in his voice. “Why won’t you grow fruit, like you should?”

But his anger was short lived. He disappeared and returned quickly, with tape and a knife and a handful of fresh, green branches. The tree watched as the boy sliced into the limbs and grafted on the twigs of another tree. He dumped loads of fertilizer at the base of the tree, stood, and left.

The garden seemed to stretch and warp in the tension of the season, but not compared to the tree itself. The fertilizer accelerated the tree beyond health and beyond movement, and its bark cracked with the explosion of growth. The tree stretched and screamed, but no fruit grew.

The young boy returned to the garden the next season, and his eyes fell in disappointment. The tree stood, torn and stilted, with barren limbs and awkward grafts.

The boy grabbed his axe and called for others to join him. He pointed to the tree, but the other men corrected him, and pointed to the ground around the tree.

He dropped the axe, and retrieved a shovel. He sunk the shovel deep into the earth, to loosen the tree from the ground.

His shovel hit something, hidden in the dirt. He knelt to examine it.

Juice from a bright red fruit spilled into the dirt, split open by the shovel blade. He cleared the dirt to see a vast network of berries, clinging to the roots: Bright, vibrant, and alive.

The freshly awakened smell of the subterranean fruit met his senses.

He stood and threw the shovel aside.

The tree in the yard had grown, vibrantly, upward and down, to become what it was meant to be.

http://astoryeachday.com/december-27-2014/

It is all about how you have been formed/raised of your parrent and how you are raising or will raise your children. We have to be formed in a way, but not so much that it kills our passion, interests and competences. We shall not dominate children with our own ambitions.

There are many ways to succed in life.

The most important one

is the one

that makes you happy.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Every Season Has Its Beauty

Every Season Has Its Beauty…Just like You

This beautiful fungus is called wood ears (Judasøre) and are infact eatable.

Sponges/Fungus are very common in the autumn and a well known time in the year to collect eatable sponges. Sponges are very facinating organisms. In fact the largest organism on earth is a sponge.

A fungus is a eukaryote that digests food externally and absorbs nutrients directly through its cell walls. Most fungi reproduce by spores and have a body (thallus) composed of microscopic tubular cells called hyphae. Fungi are heterotrophs and, like animals, obtain their carbon and energy from other organisms. Some fungi obtain their nutrients from a living host (plant or animal) and are called biotrophs; others obtain their nutrients from dead plants or animals and are called saprotrophs(saprophytes, saprobes). Some fungi infect a living host, but kill host cells in order to obtain their nutrients; these are called necrotrophs.

Well it is now february and the spring is just around the corner. I am longing very much to for it to arrive. It is the time vhere every thing comes alive. Below you can see the small beautiful erantis in my driveway. They are surely a sign of spring.

I go to the ocean all seasons. Even in the cold Winter. The beach and ocean are the best place for me to be at the summertime, but it also has its qualities in the winter. It is fresh and the ocean also has a meditative impact on you some kind of way and the light and colors are just fascinating.

There is beauty everywhere

also in YOU,

and if You let it shine,

the beauty is for more

than just YOU.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

 

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Human vs Animals

Animals suffer all the time at the hands of people, that’s because they’re lower on the food chain. Almost everything you own or do has harmed an animal in some way either directly or indirectly. I’m not just talking about pork chops. Habitat encroachment via urbanization, deforestation, collateral damage from natural resource utilization, pollution, all of it.

When animals die, we die too. Animals are needed for our own psychological well-being and we can learn a lot from them. We are that connected to other beings and that’s why we seek them out when times are tough.

 

It’s rarely a lack of knowledge and concrete data that result in animal abuse and unprecedented losses of biodiversity in what is called the “anthropocene“, a latter part of the “sixth extinction” to which we are the major contributors. Animal abuse and losses in biodiversity are bad for the animals and bad for us.

It is time to be aware

of what is really going on

around You,

and take action

in the right direction

to secure THE EARTH DIVERSITY

YOU are responsible too.

What you do,

what you buy,

what you wear

and what you eat.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/animal-emotions/201103/caring-about-animal-abuse-has-lot-do-human-psychology

https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/animals-and-us/201309/animal-cruelty-and-the-sadism-everyday-life

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Plants That Attract Positive Energy

Apart from being good home décor accessories, many plants actually improve the flow of positive energy in the space and give you a sense of well-being every day.

7 Plants that attract Positive Energy

You can reduce the negative energy by adding some specific plants to your home or office. This will not only benefit you but also other people around you.

Lucky Bamboo

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If you wish to bring health, love and luck to your life, lucky bamboo (Dracaena braunii) is one indoor plant that you should have at home. This plant has been used for thousands of years in Asia as a symbol of good fortune and prosperity.

According to feng shui, the vertical shape of this tall, green plant represents the element wood. This element influences our life energy, vitality and physical activity.

The plant’s stalks resemble bamboo, and the leaves are similar in shape.

Lucky bamboo is a very low-maintenance plant. Place it in a corner of a room that has low lighting and away from direct sunlight, preferably the east or southeast corner. Keep it in a glass bowl with about 1 inch of distilled or purified water.

Keep the bamboo stalks to odd numbers as they are considered to be most lucky.

Note: As the bamboo plant belongs to the Dracaena family, it is toxic to dogs and cats.

Money Plant

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Epipremnum aureum is a beautiful plant and also known as golden pothos, hunter’s robe, ivy arum, silver vine and taro vine.

According to feng shui, this plant produces a positive energy flow that attracts good luck and fortune. This is why it is recommended to put this plant inside the house rather than in your garden.

Plus, it helps purify air polluted with synthetic chemicals from furniture and cleaning solutions. It filters the indoor air and increases oxygen inflow.

A perennial, this plant can be grown as either a trailer or a climber. It has heart-shaped leaves, needs little maintenance and is incredibly easy to propagate.

Always try to place a money plant in front of a sharp corner or angle. This position helps reduce anxiety and stress as well as negative thoughts. However, avoid placing it in the northeast corner as well as along the north and east walls of your house.

It is believed that the plant’s shoot should point upward to bring you wealth and prosperity.

 

Sage

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This herb contains incredible cleansing qualities and has the ability to help bid adieu to negative vibes.

It can be used to get rid of negative emotions, such as anger and fear, from your life. It also promotes the flow of positive energy in your home and office.

In North America, there is a tradition called smudging, where people burn white sage bundles to get rid of negative energy.

It is believed that when done with the right intent and respect, smudging greatly helps boost positive energy in you and the place around you.

A pot of sage by the window will make your house smell great. You can also use the leaves to improve your health, as they contain antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, hypoglycemic and estrogenic properties.

This plant can add splashes of green color to brighten up a dull spot in your house or office. However, do not place it in areas that are very dry or have low humidity.

 

Holy Basil

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Holy basil, a part of Hindu culture and Ayurvedic medicine, helps clear the air of negative energy and attracts positive vibrations to the environment.

Growing a basil plant in one’s home or garden is believed to have a spiritual healing effect on the environment. This benefits the residents of the premises in many ways.

It is one of the few plants that emit oxygen 20 hours a day and also absorbs harmful gases like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide from the environment. You must place this plant in a north, east or northeast area of your home or garden.

Holy basil is a powerful antioxidant with antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat a variety of conditions –from the common cold to bronchitis and from a fever to digestive problems.

The plant’s tender leaves are edible. They can be consumed fresh or used to make tea. The leaves can even be used to purify water. This purified water should be sprinkled throughout your home to boost positive energy.

 

Orchid

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According to feng shui, the orchid is another potted plant that attracts positive energy. It not only improves the energy of the home, but also the lives of the owners themselves – both spiritually and physically.

Ancient Greeks associated orchids with fertility and virility, making it a great gift for newly married couples.

The long-lasting flowers are beautiful and come in different shapes and sizes to suit different types of interior décor. The sweet and pleasant fragrance of the orchid also uplifts your mood.

Orchids not only absorb carbon dioxide, they also release oxygen at night. So, a bedroom is a good place for your orchid.

Not just beautiful, they are so easy to take care of! The plants need light soil moisture to survive.

 

Peace Lily

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As the name says, you got to have this plant in your house.

The peace lily is another beautiful flowering plant that can help you prosper spiritually, mentally and physically. The glossy spiked leaves improve the flow of good energy in your home.

This plant even purifies air by breaking down and neutralizing harmful indoor gases. It can detox the indoor air of toxins like formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide.

Peace lily plants are also super easy to care for. They grow well in shaded or dark environments, hence they make a perfect addition to a basement, a small office and even a corner closet.

You can also place them in a bedroom to provide a sense of tranquility and restful sleep.

Plus, these deep green plants with gorgeous bright white blooms go with any type of interior décor.

 

Rosemary

I just love this plant in food. It is definitely my favorite herb.

Rosemary is good for your physical and mental well-being. It also aids in air purification to keep your home and office free of harmful toxins.

Plus, it offers medicinal benefits that have been used since the ancient times to treat several health problems.

It smells so incredible that it can instantly lift your mood, reduce fatigue, fight anxiety, improve your memory and treat insomnia and loss of strength. Rosemary also brings inner peace, thus it surely deserves a place in your home.

Keep rosemary in a sunny spot and do not over water it.

As a bonus, you can use the leaves to make tea whenever you please or especially when you suffer from a headache.

You can even place a few sprigs of dried rosemary in cloth bags and place them in several areas of the home to attract positive energy.

The most interesting health benefits of rosemary include its ability to boost memory, improve mood, treat Alzheimer’s, heal cancer, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and protect the immune system. The herb also helps stimulate circulation, detoxify the body, protect the body from bacterial infections, prevent premature aging, and heal skin conditions.

Fresh rosemary has a very [2 high reserve of vitamins such as vitamin Avitamin Cvitamin B6, thiamin, folate, as well as minerals like magnesiumcalciumcopperiron, and manganese. It has abundant antioxidants in its phenolic compounds such as diterpene, carnosol, and rosmarinic acid, as well as in its essential oils such as cineol, camphene, borneol, bornyl acetate, α-terpineol, and α-pinene.

The herb has high dietary fiber. It is low in cholesterol and sodium but high in saturated fats.

 

Jasmine

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Jasmine, also known as the couple’s plant, attracts positive energy and helps strengthen your relationship and build romance.

The sweet smell of jasmine helps eliminate negative energy from a room and boosts your confidence and optimism.

Additionally, its pleasant smell can help soothe your stressed mind, while providing you with a bit of refreshed energy. It even helps fight issues like mental blockage and sadness.

When growing indoors, place this beautiful plant near a south-facing window. You can enjoy it in the bedroom or any other room where you spend the most time with your partner.

You can even grow it in your garden and place it in the north, east or northeast area of your garden.

The health benefits of jasmine tea include a reduced risk of heart attack, stronger immune system, and prevention of diabetes. It prevents cancer, improves the digestive process, and lowers cholesterol levels. It has also been found to eliminate harmful bacteria and ease chronic inflammation.

Jasmine tea is not considered an “herbal tea” because it is actually a normal tea (green, white, black, or oolong) that is flavored with jasmine flowers to create the unique scent and taste.

China has a long and famed history with tea, and jasmine is one of the most popular types to emerge from this ancient nation. Jasmine tea first appeared in official records during the Song Dynasty, which ended in the 13thCentury A.D., but at that time, it was mainly reserved for royalty. It may have originally come from Persia, through India, along with the cultural exportation of Buddhism to China.

 

Aloe Vera

The aloe vera plant is a bearer of good luck and positive energy. The energy it releases can fight off bad luck and vibes.

It is a very easy plant to care for, making it a staple in many homes. You can place in indirect sunlight or artificial light and water it regularly. However, remember that this plant cannot tolerate standing water, so proper drainage is a must.

Aloe vera will decorate a room with quiet grace, while also doing the duty of a self-regenerating first-aid kit. From minor burns to acne, you can use the gel to treat many common skin problems.

It is recommended to place an aloe vera plant in a passageway so that it can absorb the negative energies in your home. You can also put it in your living area or in the area where you greet guests.

You can even sow an aloe vera plant in the backyard for economic stability.

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Aloe Vera has been a miracle plant for quite some time. It’s one of the rare beneficial plants that can you can use both externally and internally. It yields the same results with the same efficiency. This wonderful cactus has been a staple of ancient American medicine for quite some time. It saves many lives by curing many annoying conditions. It’s one of those eternal natural remedies that keep on helping humanity. It helps in battling annoying microbes and other infections, and always has a place in modern medicine. It is independent of the fact that how much technology advances and what point it reaches.

Many experts have concluded that aloe vera is, in fact, one of nature’s most powerful herbs. It has an incredible versatility when it comes to tackling diseases. From a plethora of vitamins and plenty of useful minerals, aloe vera has a place in every diet. It can solve any problem. To help everyone understand this often overlooked herb, we’ve decided to compile the ten best health benefits of this magical cactus. From a stronger immune system to better digestion, it seems as if this beneficial plant can do everything. It’s cheap, available and versatile. So there is absolutely nothing stopping you from trying it out. You won’t regret it, and your life will be turned around.

 

Chrysantemum

Chrysanthemum also attracts positive vibrations, while keeping away the negative ones. In Buddhism, chrysanthemum represents purity and honesty. In fact, the Chinese and the Japanese believe in the healing power of chrysanthemum.

Plus, its strong air-cleaning qualities can help purify the air and remove toxins, such as trichloroethylene, benzene, formaldehyde, ammonia and other chemicals.

This plant promotes well-being in the home and also symbolizes long life. Known to promote happiness and good moods, it is recommended to place the plant in areas where constant tension is generated. Known for its beauty, even looking at it can provide a sense of calmness.

As the flowers come in different colors, including red, orange, yellow, white and lavender, you can choose one that goes with your home décor.

It may be used to equally good effect in the garden or in a window box where it gets indirect sunlight.

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While this may not be the first variety of tea you think of when you’re looking for a brew, chrysanthemum tea has been around for more than a thousand years, and is believed to have originated in the Song Dynasty in China. Chrysanthemum flowers that are used to make this powerful tea come in a number of varieties, but traditionally, the scientific name of this beneficial [1plant is Chrysanthemum indicum. Unlike many other herbal teas, which use only the leaves of a plant in order to brew the beverage, chrysanthemum tea is made by infusing hot water with full flowers, which release a wide variety of antioxidants, organic compounds, vitaminsminerals, amino acids, and soothing chemicals into the mixture, making for a delicious and highly nutritious drink!

The tea is traditionally made in China but has since spread around the world and you will know this tea by the floral scent, the flowers steeping in the bottom of the pot, as well as occasional wolfberries or other herbs. There are four main varieties of this tea still prepared and consumed in China, from different species of this flowering plant. The tea’s color is pale to bright yellow, depending on the strength of the tea and how long you’ve steeped the flowers. Its medicinal [2uses have been known for centuries, making it highly sought after by natural healers.

Many people associate having a cup of tea with relaxing and unwinding after a long day, and chrysanthemum tea is particularly good for this purpose. For generations, this tea variety has helped to lower blood pressure, cool the body, and reduce inflammation, all of which can help to induce calmness. The powerful antioxidants and minerals present in the tea can help your body better regulate itself and eliminate [3unnecessary stresshormones in the blood.

 

Lavender

Lavender essential oil is the most used essential oil in the world today, but the benefits of lavender were actually discovered over 2,500 years ago. Because of its powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, sedative, calming and antidepressive properties, lavender oil benefits abound and it’s been used both cosmetically and therapeutically for centuries. (1)

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The Egyptians used lavender for mummification and as a perfume. In fact, when King Tut’s tomb was opened in 1923, there was said to be a faint scent of lavender that could still be detected after 3,000 years.

Early and modern aromatherapy texts advocate for lavender’s use as an antibacterial essential oil. The leaves and stems of the plant were used to prepare decoctions against digestive system diseases and rheumatism, and lavender was valued for its cosmetic purposes. The Romans used lavender oil for bathing, cooking and purifying the air. And in the Bible, lavender oil was among the aromatics used for anointing and healing. (2)

Today, lavender oil benefits for your body include the following:

  • Reduce anxiety and emotional stress
  • Protect against diabetes symptoms
  • Improve brain function
  • Help to heal burns and wounds
  • Improve sleep
  • Restore skin complexion and reduce acne
  • Slow aging with powerful antioxidants
  • Relieve pain
  • Alleviate headaches
Because lavender oil contains such versatile properties and is gentle enough to apply directly to the skin, I consider it a must-have oil, especially if you are just getting started with using essential oils for your health. Science has only recently started to evaluate the range of health benefits that lavender essential oil contains, but there’s already an abundance of evidence that points out the amazing capabilities of this oil. (3)

Peppermint

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a hardy perennial herb that is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint. It’s native to Europe, but can be found all across the world. With a long history of therapeutic use for a variety of ailments that extends back to ancient Egypt, peppermint is referred to as “the world’s oldest medicine.”

Nutritionally, peppermint offers vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, fiber, and it’s low-calorie. Its refreshing flavor and cooling sensation lead to its inclusion in many products including mouthwash, toothpaste, soap, and ointment. Regardless if you obtain it from your local farmer’s market or grow it in your own herb garden at home, peppermint leaf offers many amazing health benefits.

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Benefits of Peppermint

  • Defends against lice, fungus, and worms
  • Supports digestive health
  • Promotes respiratory health
  • Promotes oral health
  • May relieve headaches
  • Soothes against stress
  • Supports the liver
  • Contains antioxidants
  • Soothes muscle tissue

 

This just shows that we need plants around us,

and some are very important for a better life.

So go green in every way.

 

Love, plants and healthy life

Brian

 

 

 

 

 

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Do Something Wise

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Bayer — one of the world’s biggest producers of bee-killing pesticides — is about to hold its annual shindig for shareholders.

This gives us a crucial opportunity to take the fight to Bayer, and show its shareholders exactly what is being done in their name.

Bayer has been fighting tooth and nail to overturn Europe’s bee-killing pesticide ban. They’ve been busy fighting in court, lobbying behind-the-scenes and spending wads of cash in the process. Why? Because Bayer knows if Europe’s ban stays, it spells the end of its profits from selling bee-killing neonics.

SumOfUs was created to stand up to corporations putting profits ahead of our environment and our health. So we’re planning to get a group of beekeepers inside Bayer’s shareholder meeting to speak out for the bees, and make sure the shareholders can’t hide from our message.

 

Da jeg tidligere på året var i Thailand, besøgte jeg elefantreservatet BLES, som vi støtter med hjælp fra dyrevenner som dig. Efter med egne øjne at have set elefanter blive slået og leve i lænker i turistindustrien, var det en lettelse at komme til BLES.

Her blev jeg mindet om, at vi KAN give de stakkels, mishandlede elefanter et godt liv. Der er stadig alt for mange elefanter, der har brug for vores hjælp – men det føles godt at vide, at de reddede elefanter i BLES nu har friheden til at leve et godt elefantliv.

I BLES foregår alting på elefanternes præmisser – lige fra hvad tid, de går i gang med dagens vandretur ud i reservatet, til hvilke andre elefanter de tilbringer deres tid sammen med. Menneskene følger bare med og indretter sig efter dyrene.

https://www.worldanimalprotection.dk/nyheder/paa-besoeg-hos-elefanterne-i-bles?utm_source=email_news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dk_wine&utm_content=18-05-2018_bles

Dear Brian

In an incredibly dangerous move, the government has just proposed radical new rules that could make it as easy for fracking companies to drill as putting up a garden shed [1].

This would remove the rights of local people to have their say. 

But the decision isn’t set in stone. The government is launching a consultation on its new plans. And that means we have a small window of opportunity to demand they don’t open the floodgates for frackers to drill across huge parts of the country.

On June 1st, local water defenders in Osceola Township are heading to court to stop Nestlé from sucking their community dry.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) granted Nestlé a permit to pump this community’s water at huge profit. But the township are fighting back and getting ready to challenge the decision court.

They have a strong case too — in 2009, Michigan courts ruled against Nestlé when it tried to make another a huge water grab.

SumOfUs members like you have been supporting Osceola Township since last year — and now the community have once again asked for your help.

These are just a very few examples of what is going on in the world, just in front of you.

https://www.sumofus.org/

So you see there is a lot of good hearted fighters around the world, fighting a good course for our Earth. Will you join or do you live your life in ignorance and with your eyes wide shot…???

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

 

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The True Beauty Of Nature

2. “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.'”

—Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

3. “Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.”

—Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

4. “‘Is the spring coming?’ he said. ‘What is it like?’ …

‘It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the earth.'”

—Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

6. “If we surrendered

to earth’s intelligence

we could rise up rooted, like trees.”

—Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God

7. “The glitter in the sky looks as if I could scoop it all up in my hands and let the stars swirl and touch one another, but they are so distant, so very far apart, that they cannot feel the warmth of each other, even though they are made of burning.”

—Beth Revis, Across the Universe

8. “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'”

―Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

10. “This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”

—John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir

11. “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.”

—Mary Oliver, “Snowy Night”

12. “Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.”

―Robert Frost, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”

14. “Quiet stars and the still of expectation. The eucalyptus branches heavy with evening dew, their feet shuffling woodchips, braiding eights in the silver grass, and edging hillocks from the first mulch of fall.”

—Will Chancellor, A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall

15. “The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”

—Christopher Paolini, Eragon

16. “But especially he loved to run in the dim twilight of the summer midnights, listening to the subdued and sleepy murmurs of the forest, reading signs and sounds as a man may read a book, and seeking for the mysterious something that called—called, waking or sleeping, at all times, for him to come.”

—Jack London, The Call of the Wild

18. “‘To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.'”

—Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

19. “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.”

—Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

20. “These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs.”

―Anton Chekhov, “A Day in the Country”

22. “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,

There is a rapture on the lonely shore,

There is society, where none intrudes,

By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:

I love not Man the less, but Nature more.”

—Lord Byron, “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage”

23. “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.”

—John Muir, Our National Parks

24. “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.”

—Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

 

Have a great day in nature. Enjoy it….

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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