We get lost in doing, thinking, remembering, anticipating - lost in a maze of complexity and a world of problems. Nature can show us the way home, the way out of the prison of our own minds.
"Just watching an animal closely can take you out of your mind and bring you into the present moment, which is where the animal lives all the time - surrendered to life."
"You are the universe, expressing itself as a human for a little while."
"Everything natural - every flower, tree, and animal - has important lessons to teach us if we only STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN."
"Bring awareness to the many subtle sounds of nature - The rustling of leaves in the wind, Raindrops falling, The humming of an insect, The first birdsong at dawn."
"Give yourself completely to the act of listening. Beyond the sounds there is something greater: a sacredness that cannot be understood through thought."
"To be aware of little, quiet things, you need to be quiet inside. A high degree of alertness is required. Be still. Look. Listen. Be present."
"True happiness is found in simple, seemingly unremarkable things."
"To complain is always nonacceptance of what is."
"All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present."