Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day today...

"Take me to the places on the earth that teach you how to dance, the places where you can risk letting the world break your heart, and I will take you to the places where the earth beneath my feet and the stars overhead make my heart whole again and again." ~Oriah Mountain Dreamer 

Earth day today and whilst in previous years I've been all gung ho about getting the message out and telling people what it's about and that it's time we wake up and realise that we have to take care of what we have, this year I'm mellow. 

As I sit here typing I can hear the birds chirping and the wind in the trees and feel the sun on my skin. Each person will come into their own when it's their time to. For now, in this day and moment, I think I'm happy just acknowledging to myself that it is Earth Day, that I'm grateful for all that nature has to offer, that there is a certain peace to be found in such appreciation. 

I don't have much more to say but I've found what others have said (thanks to joyofquotes.com): 

The earth sets some music going in us and dance we must.
~Ludwig Boone 

Look at the earth crowded with growth, new and old bursting from their strong roots hidden in the silent, live ground, each seed according to its own kind…each one knowing what to do, each one demanding its own rights on the earth. So artist, you too from the depths of your soul...let your roots creep forth, gaining strength. 

~Emily Carr


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


Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. 

~Kahlil Gibran


The world is evolving from imperfection to perfection. It needs all love and sympathy; great tenderness and watchfulness are required from each one of us. 

~Hazrat Inayat Khan 

Wishing you all a blessed week. I'm on a countdown... very soon it shall be my birthday. 

peace,
Ren

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