#4840 - Monday, February 11, 2013 - Editor: Gloria Lee
Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to
listen to the voice
within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and
realize the unity of all things.
~ Dogen Zenji
Zen Poems, Haiku & Writings on
"One of the biggest problems in mythology is
this one of putting the individual in
accord with nature. The world in which
the primitive people are living becomes
mythologized. One of the problems in
our tradition is that the land - the Holy
Land -- is somewhere else. So
we've lost the whole sense of accord with nature.
And if it's not here, it's
~ Joseph Campbell,
The Hero's Journey:
Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work, p. 7
Thanks to Susan Lucey for link to fantastic
Everyone should have themselves regularly
overwhelmed by Nature.
~ George Harrison
Trees are sanctuaries.
Whoever knows how to listen to them, can
learn the truth.
~ Herman Hesse
Alan Larus Photography
On the planet Earth, man had always assumed that
he was more intelligent than
dolphins because he had achieved so much - the
wheel, New York, wars and so on
- whilst all the dolphins had ever done was
muck about in the water having a good
time. But conversely, the dolphins had
always believed that they were far more
intelligent than man - for precisely
the same reasons.
Douglas Adams, English writer and dramatist
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
One thing to remember is to talk to the animals. If you do, they will talk
you. But if you don't talk to the animals, they won't talk back to
you, then you
won't understand, and when you don't understand you will fear,
and when you
fear you will destroy the animals, and if you destroy the
animals, you will
~ Chief Dan George
Photo of Kevin Richardson, known as the Lion Whisperer. He is a South
animal behaviorist who has conducted extensive research in Africa
accepted into groups of wild animals.
"On the back of a horse you will find Paradise
~ Stella A. Walker
Photo by Johnny Lundgren,