In addition to being absolutely gorgeous, Earth is encoded with deep and profound teachings. Find the silence within and learn to listen to her songs. Celebrate her creativity and she will reveal to you the secrets of the universe. In honor of our incredible planet, I share with you these words of wise humans throughout history, who learned to listen to their Mother.
“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair” - Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” - John Muir
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” —Albert Einstein
“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together … all things connect.” —Chief Seattle
“Earth-based spirituality calls us to live with integrity. Once we know that we’re all part of this living body, this world becomes the terrain where we live out spiritual growth and development…and the way we do it is by enacting what we believe, by taking responsibility for what we do.” - Starhawk