Posts tagged ‘humans and nature’

October 9, 2012

Intentions for the Earth

I came across this blessing of sorts in the first few pages of the book Women of the West Coast: Then and Now by Marnie Anderson:

May we always recognize, and make allowances for, the seemingly diverse needs of man and nature.
May we realize that, in the end, they are the same.

September 28, 2012

Do you cherish or chop the hands that feed you?

I like this quote about man’s relationship to the natural world, courtesy of Aldo Leopold in A Sand County Almanac:

Harmony with the land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.

As we move through our daily activities, let’s consider the small things that we might do to live in greater harmony with the earth.  Let’s do our best to hold both its hands in ours, as we would those of a dear and long-cherished friend.