Happy Earth Day! For transcendentalist writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, the beauty of the Earth was an endless source of inspiration.
When we tune into nature, we hook into the divine energy (whatever we each believe that to be) which breathes in all living things. We feel connected. Our souls transcend the mundane and remember the infinite nature of our own essence.
Today we celebrate the Earth, not only her exquisite beauty, but all that she provides for us and with deep gratitude. Enter the photo of Yosemite National Park just for a moment, and imagine no phones, no crowds, no stress, just blessed beauty, the solitude and peace of nature.
Nature never fails to make my soul sing. How about you?
Photos courtesy Pixabay and Andy Vu, Pexels
“and when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.” ~ Ruskin Bond
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ~ John Lubbock
“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“All good things are wild and free.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.” ~ Andy Warhol
“Everybody needs beauty…places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike.” ~ John Muir
“Not just beautiful, though–the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.” ~
Transcendent | In Nature © Susan L Hart 2020