“We do not belong to those who only get their thought from books,or at the prompting of books,–it is our custom to think in the open air,walking,leaping, climbing,or dancing on lonesome mountains by preference,or close to the sea, where even the paths become thoughtful.”- Friedrich Nietzsche
“The Buddha said that all conscious beings possess an enlightened nature.
Because of that,we have this natural purity,peacefulness and power.
We can rest the mind naturally because we are already in possession of these qualities.If one can rest the mind naturally,that’s the best meditation.”- Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
“Orpheus with his lute made trees,And the mountain tops that freeze,Bow themselves,when he did sing;To his music,plants and flowers Ever sprung;as sun and showers. There had made a lasting spring. Every thing that heard him play, Even the billows of the sea,Hung their heads,and then lay by.In sweet music is such art,Killing care and grief of heart Fall asleep,or hearing,die.”-William Shakespeare
“All is a miracle.The stupendous order of nature,the revolution of a hundred millions of worlds around a million of stars,the activity of light,the life of all animals,all are grand and perpetual miracles.”- Voltaire
“Life is not mean,it is grand;if it is mean to any, he or she makes it so.God made it glorious.It is paved with diamonds;its banks he fringed with flowers. He overarched it with stars.Around it He spread the glory of the physical universe-suns,moon,worlds,constellations,systems-all that is magnificent in motion, sublime in magnitude,and grand in order and obedience.God would not have attended life with this broad march of grandeur if it did not mean something.”-
Orison Swett Marden
“If you live in the mountains, you long for the trees and the lakes.”- Mitt Romney
“I have climbed several higher mountains without guide or path,and have found, as might be expected,that it takes only more time and patience commonly than to travel the smoothest highway.”- Henry David Thoreau