John Muir On Nature

johnmuirJohn Muir (April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914)

One is constantly reminded of the infinite lavishness and fertility of Nature — inexhaustible abundance amid what seems enormous waste. And yet when we look into any of her operations that lie within reach of our minds, we learn that no particle of her material is wasted or worn out. It is eternally flowing from use to use, beauty to yet higher beauty; and we soon cease to lament waste and death, and rather rejoice and exult in the imperishable, unspendable wealth of the universe, and faithfully watch and wait the reappearance of everything that melts and fades and dies about us, feeling sure that its next appearance will be better and more beautiful than the last.

Subhash Vyam On Nature

CC864578-30BC-47C0-AD59-D5C103682146.jpegSubhash Vyam

We were poor and worked hard, but most people didn’t go hungry. We foraged in the forest, caught fish, kept cows and goats, and grew a few crops. We had enough to eat, provided the harvest was good. But we didn’t have money to spend, and we lived from one day to another. We had to work hard, but we had space and lived closely with trees, plants, animals and birds… and I think we understood their ways. I remember how happy I was as a child when I took our cow to bathe in the lake.

Anne Frank On Nature

   Anne Frank   June 12, 1929 - March 1945)
Anne Frank   June 12, 1929 – March 1945)

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.