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.
When there is no place that you have decided to call your own, then no matter where you go, you are always heading home.
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.
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.
When you are going to hike – pack a light heart.
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
It is in man’s heart that the life of nature’s spectacle exists; to see it, one must feel it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wilderness is the raw material out of which man has hammered the artifact called civilization.
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
Wherever you are is the entry point.
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.
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.
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.
The longest journey begins with a single step.
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.
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
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.
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
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.
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.
The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
We are all born originals - why is it so many of us die copies?
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.
If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
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.
Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.
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.
Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
There are two kinds of climbers, those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest.
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.
Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
G. K. Chesterton
No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.
The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think.
What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
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.
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.
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.
No man can cross the same river twice because neither the man nor the river are the same.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everything just as it is,
as it is, as is.
Flowers in bloom.
Nothing to add.