Literature on Spirituality and the Environment
Due to the abundance of books and publications regarding spirituality, religion, psychology, ethics and their relation to the environment, I've split them up into two categories. There will undoubtedly be a lot of crossover, so make sure to check out both!
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
"The earth has music for those who listen."
"To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life."
- Gradual Awakening
“One day we will feel the great winds and sky in all directions as our own breath; the streams, rivers, and oceans as our own veins, arteries, and blood; the natural habitats and continents as our own organs and body; and all sentient creatures and beings as our very own limbs. We will recognize the world is within us, and we are the world. With this recognition, having turned our hearts inside out, we will naturally work for the benefit of others and the planet"
"We lose our souls if we lose the experience of the forest, the butterflies, the song of the birds, if we can’t see the stars at night."
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
Earth and Sky, Woods and Fields, Lakes and Rivers, the Mountain and the Sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
We all need to look into the dark side of our nature - that's where the energy is, the passion. People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we're busy denying.
God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass—grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.
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