Take a nature lesson

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Posted by Nicola Dela-Croix



Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. 

Albert Einstein



It’s out there, everywhere, staring us in the face. You can’t miss it – the biggest clue to understanding the cycle of life and death, and all the triumph, tragedy, joy, sorrow, beauty and beastliness in the middle. It’s nature – not usually preceded by the words ‘the wonder of…’ for nothing. Every year, season, month, day, moment we see it in action; sunrise and sunset, fresh shoots and bare branches, new-borns and the not-so-lucky. She’s a harsh teacher, Mother Nature, but her lessons are beautiful. Immerse yourself daily – spring, summer, autumn, winter – she’ll repay you with a happy heart, clear head, contented spirit, uplifted soul and rosy cheeks.



And, as if that wasn’t enough, nature’s green and comforting fingers can reach out and heal grief… Read this.




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gloria mundi
12 years ago

“…..for I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour Of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes The still, sad music of humanity, Nor harsh nor grating, though of ample power To chasten and subdue. And I have felt A presence that disturbs me with the joy Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime Of something far more deeply interfused, Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns, And the round ocean and the living air, And the blue sky, and in the mind of man: A motion and a spirit, that impels All thinking things, all objects of… Read more »

Belinda Forbes
12 years ago

And on a similar theme: “The Magic of Reality” – Richard Dawkins’ latest book.

12 years ago

“Read this ‘here'”, so I did.
Horatio Clare – yes sirree Bob.