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Wise Words

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:32 am
by Owlscrying
Nature is so powerful, so strong.

Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather.

It takes you to a place within yourself.

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Re: Wise Sayings

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:42 am
by Owlscrying
The reason lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn't there the second time.

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Re: Wise Words

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:31 pm
by Owlscrying
Each kind of tree is a sort of musical instrument:
the apple a cello, the old oak a bass viol, the cypress a harp, the willow a flute, the young pine a muted violin.

Put your ear close to the whispering branch and you may catch what it is saying.

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Re: Wise Words

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:35 pm
by Owlscrying
Empty yourself of everything.
Let the mind become still.
The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return.
They grow and flourish and then return to the source.
Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature.


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Re: Wise Words

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:43 pm
by Owlscrying
Wonderful how completely everything in wild nature fits into us, as if truly part and parent of us.

The sun shines not on us,
but in us.

The rivers flow not past,
but through us,
thrilling,
tingling,
vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies,
making them glide and sing.

~ John Muir ~
naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States.


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Re: Wise Words

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:52 pm
by Owlscrying

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.

~ John Muir ~
naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States.


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Re: Wise Words

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:07 am
by Samanthaj
I love this thread Owl, so much. Thank you for starting it :)

''To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times what people need is not a brilliant Mind that speaks,
but a special Heart that Listens'' - Unknown

Re: Wise Words

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:49 am
by Owlscrying
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~ anonymous

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Re: Wise Words

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:58 am
by Owlscrying
"Anything else you're interested in is not going to happen if you can't breathe the air and drink the water.

Don't sit this one out.

Do something.

You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet."

~ Carl Sagan ~
(American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author)

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Re: Wise Words

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:52 am
by Owlscrying

"The one small garden of a free gardener was all his need and due,
not a garden swollen to a realm;
his own hands to use,
not the hands of others to command."

~ J.R.R. Tolkien ~

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