• This project is made by
    Carmelo Giuffrida,
    a Geologist and
    Naturalistic Guide.

    Contacts :

    Cell +39 338 219 7869

    etnatao@gmail.com

    Guided excursions in :
    Italian, English,
    Spanish and Portuguese

  • I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.
    Henry David Thoreau

    Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal, and transformation in our lives.
    Mary Ann Brussat

    In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
    John Muir

    When there is no place that you have decided to call your own, then no matter where you go, you are always heading home.
    Muso Soseki

    The Wilderness and the idea of wilderness is one of the permanent homes of the human spirit.
    Joseph Wood Krutch

    As you walk, you simply walk. Don’t go ahead, don’t jump here and there. Mind always go ahead or lag behind. Remain with the moment.
    Osho

    You need special shoes for hiking - and a bit of a special soul as well.
    Emme Woodhull Bäche

    And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
    T.S. Eliot

    When you are going to hike – pack a light heart.
    Dan May

    It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
    Edmund Hillary

    It is in man’s heart that the life of nature’s spectacle exists; to see it, one must feel it.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
    Anais Nin

    When I started my adventure in photography, I was suddenly introduced to the world around me. I can’t believe I have been so blind for so many years.
    Laura Tate Sutton

    Think what a great world revolution will take place when there are millions of guys all over the world with rucksacks on their backs tramping around the back country.
    Jack Kerouac

    Yin and Yang are not in competition or conflict to each other, but are complements of each other. Balance is not a state but a process. The Tao is a process, a dynamic condition of balance.
    Ray Grigg

    When one walks, one is brought into touch first of all with the essential relations between one's physical powers and the character of the country; one is compelled to see it as its natives do. Then every man one meets is an individual.
    Aleister Crowley

    Wilderness is the raw material out of which man has hammered the artifact called civilization.
    Aldo Leopold

    The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
    Carl Sagan

    Wherever you are is the entry point.
    Kabir

    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 connected.
    Chief Seattle

    For me and for thousands with similar inclinations, the most important passion of life is the overpowering desire to escape periodically from the clutches of a mechanistic civilization. To us the enjoyment of solitude, complete independence, and the beauty of undefiled panoramas is absolutely essential to happiness.
    Bob Marshall

    Gradually, physicists began to realise that nature, at the atomic level, does not appear as a mechanical universe composed of fundamental building blocks, but rather as a network of relations, and that, ultimately, there are no parts at all in this interconnected web. Whatever we call a part is merely a pattern that has some stability and therefore captures our attention.
    Fritjof Capra

    The longest journey begins with a single step.
    Lao Tzu

    All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. However, a path without a heart is never enjoyable. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy—it does not make a warrior work at liking it; it makes for a joyful journey; as long as a man follows it, he is one with it.
    Carlos Castaneda

    The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
    Paramahansa Yogananda

    To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
    Bertrand Russell

    I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
    John Muir

    If you imagine yourself as separate from the world, the world will appear as separate from you and you will experience desire and fear. I do not see the world as separate from me and so there is nothing for me to desire, or fear.
    Nisargadatta Maharaj

    Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
    Joseph Campbell

    A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
    Walt Whitman

    Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. . . Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
    Carl Gustav Jung

    A human being is part of the whole, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
    Albert Einstein

    The Tao is both singular and universal. It is open to all with the resolve and inclination to walk it. Those who do, however, take a variety of disciplines in approaching it, for the Tao extrapolates from the specific to the general. Dave Lowry

    The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you ar out there.
    Yasutani Roshi

    The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
    Joseph Campbell

    We are all born originals - why is it so many of us die copies?
    Edward Young

    Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers - for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.
    Osho

    If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
    Raymond Inmon

    Utopia lies at the horizon. When I draw nearer by two steps,it retreats two steps. If I proceed ten steps forward, it swiftly slips ten steps ahead.
    No matter how far I go, I can never reach it. What, then, is the purpose of utopia? It is to cause us to advance.
    Eduardo Hughes Galeano

    The "paradox" is only a conflict between reality and your feeling of what reality "ought" to be.
    Richard Feynman

    Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.
    Miyamoto Musashi

    Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people. The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing.
    Konrad Lorenz

    Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
    Chuang-tzu

    There are two kinds of climbers, those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest.
    Alex Lowe

    Changing the world begins with the very personal process of changing yourself, the only place you can begin is where you are, and the only time you can begin is always now.
    Gary Zukav

    Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
    G. K. Chesterton

    No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.
    Victor Hugo

    The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think.
    Gregory Bateson

    What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
    Colette

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
    Robert Frost

    Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.
    Joseph Conrad

    In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.
    John Fowles

    I wonder how long this word will last, governed exclusively by the merciless, inhuman and immoral criteria of global economy.
    Seeing the shadow of distant islands, I imagined one still inhabited by a tribe of poets set aside for when, after the middle age of materialism, humanity will have to start to put other values into his existence.
    Tiziano Terzani

    No man can cross the same river twice because neither the man nor the river are the same.
    Heraclitus

    It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
    David Attenborough

    To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
    John Burroughs

    If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
    Vincent Van Gogh

    Mountains inspire awe in any human person who has a soul. They remind us of our frailty, our unimportance, of the briefness of our span upon this earth. They touch the heavens, and sail serenely at an altitude beyond even the imaginings of a mere mortal.
    Elizabeth Aston

    The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity…
    and some scarce see nature at all.But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
    William Blake

    As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.
    John Muir

    Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher.
    Morihei Ueshiba

    Everything just as it is,
    as it is, as is.
    Flowers in bloom.
    Nothing to add.
    Robert Aitken

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Etnatao

Eco-friendly excursions on Mt. Etna

guided by a Geologist and Naturalistic Guide

Visit my website www.etnatao.com
and Etnatao Channel on YouTube

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Mount Etna is the highest active volcano in continental Europe, one of the world’s most active volcanoes and a magic and primordial place.    >>

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It rises to a height of over 3300 m. (11.000 feet) above the sea level, its north-south diameter is of 50 km (30 miles), it has four big central craters at its top and more than 200 small craters scattered all around the volcanic area.    >>

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In this part of Sicily the volcanism started about half million years ago and it evolved from a mostly submarine activity to the growth of many different sub-aerial volcanoes superimposed one on  another.    >>

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The result of this long and complicated evolution is the majestic volcano that we see today, which continues to grow, to evolve and to modify restlessly the landscape.    >>

Visiting Mt. Etna we can often see side by side two different faces of nature: the moony landscape of recent lava flows and, in a surrealistic contrast, extended green areas where the vegetation, after several centuries of struggle, has re-conquered and colonized old lava fields. >>

The peculiarities of this unique environment stretch from volcanology to  tectonics, from geology to botany, from geophysics to ornithology, interlacing with countless myths and thousands of years of recorded human history.    >>

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I am a geologist and a naturalistic guide and the excursions I propose tend to emphasize all the facets of Mt. Etna in order to discover “the essence” and the energy of this charming volcano. >>

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In my vision walking is an integral part of the experience of approaching nature and Mt. Etna is a paradise for trekking because of the presence of many trails, from pleasant easy walks to extended hikes.    >>

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One of the most interesting areas, the one where I often lead my groups, is around the altitude where the wood passes to the “Astragaletum” (high altitude vegetation area) and then to the volcanic desert.    >>

During an average excursion you will be able to see craters and lava fields of different ages, volcanic bombs, fractures, lava caves, volcano-tectonic valleys (calderas), endemic plants and trees (species that grow exclusively in this area), and some of the animals, birds and insects that have adapted to survive in this rough habitat.    >>

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This eco-friendly project is an alternative to the many other touristy excursions with a jeep, it is a true naturalistic excursion with zero impact on the environment, suited for people who feel that a well-balanced approach to nature can be a vehicle of personal growth and a way of harmony.

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– Quotes –

I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.
Henry David Thoreau
 
 
Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal, and transformation in our lives.
Mary Ann Brussat
 
Soon the child’s clear eye is clouded over by ideas and opinions, preconceptions, and abstractions. Simple free being becomes encrusted with the burdensome armor of the ego. Not until years later does an instinct come that a vital sense of mystery has been withdrawn. Then sun glints through the pines and the heart is pierced in a moment of beauty and strange pain, like a memory of paradise. After that day, we become seekers.
Peter Matthiessen
 
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
John Muir
 
When there is no place  that you have decided to call your own, then no matter where you go, you are always heading home.
Muso Soseki
 
The Wilderness and the idea of wilderness is one of the permanent homes of the human spirit.
Joseph Wood Krutch
 
As you walk, you simply walk. Don’t go ahead, don’t jump here and there. Mind always go ahead or lag behind. Remain with the moment.
Osho
 
You need special shoes for hiking – and a bit of a special soul as well.
Emme Woodhull Bäche
 
And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
T.S. Eliot
 
When you are going to hike – pack a light heart.
Dan May
 
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
Edmund Hillary
 
It is in man’s heart that the life of nature’s spectacle exists; to see it, one must feel it.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
 
Do not go where the path may lead.  Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.   
Anais Nin
 
Think what a great world revolution will take place when there are millions of guys all over the world with rucksacks on their backs tramping around the back country.
Jack Kerouac
 
Yin and Yang are not in competition or conflict to each other, but are complements of each other. Balance is not a state but a process. The Tao is a process, a dynamic condition of balance.
Ray Grigg
 
When one walks, one is brought into touch first of all with the essential relations between one’s physical powers and the character of the country; one is compelled to see it as its natives do.  Then every man one meets is an individual.
Aleister Crowley
 
Wilderness is the raw material out of which man has hammered the artifact called civilization.
Aldo Leopold
 
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
Carl Sagan
 
Wherever you are is the entry point.
Kabir
 
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 connected.
Chief Seattle
 
For me and for thousands with similar inclinations, the most important passion of life is the overpowering desire to escape periodically from the clutches of a mechanistic civilization. To us the enjoyment of solitude, complete independence, and the beauty of undefiled panoramas is absolutely essential to happiness.
Bob Marshall
 
Gradually, physicists began to realise that nature, at the atomic level, does not appear as a mechanical universe composed of fundamental building blocks, but rather as a network of relations, and that, ultimately, there are no parts at all in this interconnected web. Whatever we call a part is merely a pattern that has some stability and therefore captures our attention.
Fritjof Capra
 
The longest journey begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu
 
All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. However, a path without a heart is never enjoyable. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy—it does not make a warrior work at liking it; it makes for a joyful journey; as long as a man follows it, he is one with it.
Carlos Castaneda
 
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
Paramahansa Yogananda
 
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Bertrand Russell
 
I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
John Muir
 
If you imagine yourself as separate from the world, the world will appear as separate from you and you will experience desire and fear. I do not see the world as separate from me and so there is nothing for me to desire, or fear.
Nisargadatta Maharaj
 
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
Joseph Campbell
 
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
Walt Whitman
 
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. . . Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Carl Gustav Jung
 
A human being is part of the whole, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space.  He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.  This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.  Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Albert Einstein
 
The Tao is both singular and universal. It is open to all with the resolve and inclination to walk it. Those who do, however, take a variety of disciplines in approaching it, for the Tao extrapolates from the specific to the general.
Dave Lowry

The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you ar out there.
Yasutani Roshi

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
Joseph Campbell

We are all born originals – why is it so many of us die copies?
Edward Young

Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars… and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful.  Everything is simply happy.  Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance.  Look at the flowers – for no reason.  It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.
Osho

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking.  Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
Raymond Inmon

Utopia lies at the horizon. When I draw nearer by two steps,it retreats two steps. If I proceed ten steps forward, it swiftly slips ten steps ahead.
No matter how far I go, I can never reach it. What, then, is the purpose of utopia? It is to cause us to advance.
Eduardo Hughes Galeano

The “paradox” is only a conflict between reality and your feeling of what reality “ought” to be.
Richard Feynman

Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.
Miyamoto Musashi

Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people. The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing.
Konrad Lorenz

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
Chuang-tzu

There are two kinds of climbers, those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest.
Alex Lowe

Changing the world begins with the very personal process of changing yourself, the only place you can begin is where you are, and the only time you can begin is always now.
Gary Zukav

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
G. K. Chesterton

No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo

The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think.
Gregory Bateson

What a wonderful life I’ve had!  I only wish I’d realized it sooner.
Colette

The more a human being feels himself a self, tries to intensify this self and reach a never-attainable perfection, the more drastically he steps out of the center of being.
Eugene Herrigel

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.
Joseph Conrad

I wonder how long this word will last, governed exclusively by the merciless, inhuman and immoral criteria of global economy.
Seeing the shadow of distant islands, I imagined one still inhabited by a tribe of poets set aside for when, after the middle age of materialism, humanity will have to start to put other values into his existence.
Tiziano Terzani

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.
Joseph Campbell
Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
William Blake
 
Out beyond our ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
Rumi
 
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
Robert Louis Stevenson
 
My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms will it return to my body when they scatter?
Kotomichi
 
Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.  Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness.  I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.
Soren Kierkegaard
 
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
 
Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind.  Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility.
Gary Snyder
 
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Lao Tzu
 
The man with the backpack is never lost. No matter whither he may stray, his food and shelter are right with him, and home is wherever he may choose to stop.”
Horace Kephart
 
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Alan Watts
 
It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.
Ursula K. LeGui
 
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
John Lennon
 
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
Henry David Thoreau
 
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
 
All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.
Jack Kerouac
 
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix
 
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…
John Muir
 
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Kahlil Gibran
 
My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?
Charles Schulz
 
We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.
H.L.Mencken
 
Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.
George Bernard Shaw
 
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
Mevlana Jelalu’ddin Rumi
 
Every situation, every moment is of infinite worth for it is representative of a whole eternity.
John Wolfgang Goethe
 
Be yourself; everybody else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde
 
When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
Siddhartha Gautama Buddha
 
The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen that you bring up there.
Robert M. Pirsing
 
When your mind is empty of prejudices you can see the Tao. When your hearth is empty of desires you can follow the Tao.
Master Lu
 
I don’t climb mountains. Mountains climb me. The mountain is myself. I climb on myself.
Nanao Sasaki
 
And if there is not any such thing as long time, nor the rest of our lives, nor from now on, but there is only now, then now is thing to praise and I am very happy with it.
Ernest Hemingway
 
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
An eternity in an hour.
William Blake
 
Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.
Blaise Pascal
 
Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Rabindranath Tagore
 
Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you’ll find it there.
Robb Sagendorph
 
Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.
Walt Whitman
 
Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become. Paramahansa Yogananda
 
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is Nature’s way.
Aristotle
 
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus
 
Walks.  The body advances, while the mind flutters around it like a bird.
Jules Renard
 
Before I had studied Zen for thirty years, I saw mountains as mountains, and rivers as rivers.
When I arrived at a more intimate knowledge, I came to the point where I saw that mountains are not mountains, and rivers are not rivers.
But now that I have got its very substance I am at rest.
For it’s just that I see mountains once again as mountains,
and rivers once again as rivers.
Ching-yuan
 
Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
Steven Wright
 
I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
Fred Allen
 
It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.
Tom Robbins
 
Time is in the mind, space is in the mind. The law of cause and effect is also a way of thinking. In reality all is here and now and all is one. Multiplicity and diversity are in the mind only.
Nisargadatta Maharaj
 
What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind.   
George Berkeley
 
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.
Aldo Leopold
 
The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery.
Fred Alan Wolf
 
It is not down in any map; true places never are.
Herman Melville
 
Remember when life’s path is steep, keep your mind even.
Horace
 
Our true home is in the present moment.  To live in the present moment is a miracle.  The miracle is not to walk on water.  The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment…
Thich Nhat Hanh
 
A radical inner transformation and rise to a new level of consciousness might be the only real hope we have in the current global crisis brought on by the dominance of the western mechanistic paradigm.
Stanislav Grof
 
Life is too important to be taken seriously.
Oscar Wilde
 
There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country.  A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo.  Even a bicycle goes too fast.
Paul Scott Mowrer
 
To get or not to get what we desire can be equally disappointing.
Epictetus
 
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake
 
Create each day anew by clothing yourself with heaven and earth, bathing yourself with wisdom and love, and placing yourself in the heart of Mother Nature.
Morihei Ueshiba
 
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Charles Darwin
 
Each time dawn appears,the mystery is there in its eternity.
Arthur Rimbaud
 
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
James Openheim
 
In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.
John Fowles
 

No man can cross the same river twice because neither the man nor the river are the same.
Heraclitus

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
Vincent Van Gogh

Yes, I am going into the woods; I am going into the unity of all things.
Hermann Hesse

It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
David Attenborough

Visit my website www.etnatao.com
and Etnatao Channel on YouTube

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