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The Sense of Wonder

There is a sixth sense, the natural religious sense, the sense of wonder. – D.H. Lawrence

Let’s Live in Amazement!

  Those who are awake live in a constant state of amazement. – Jack Kornfield

Emptiness in Bloom

  Emptiness is bound to bloom, like hundreds of grasses blossoming. – Eihei Dogen, Sky Flowers

Where Do We Find Heaven?

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. – Henry David Thoreau

A Month of Rachel Carson – Week 5

Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. – Rachel Carson

A Month of Rachel Carson – Week 4

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility. – Rachel Carson

A Month of Rachel Carson – Week Three

Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. – Rachel Carson

A Month of Rachel Carson – Week Two

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.… Continue Reading “A Month of Rachel Carson – Week Two”

A Month of Rachel Carson – Week One

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. – Rachel Carson Most of us are aware of Earth Day, April 22nd. (Just think Earth supplies feeds… Continue Reading “A Month of Rachel Carson – Week One”