flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days.
Robert Leighton (1611-1684)
believe that the universe is one being, all its parts are different expressions
of the same energy, and they are all in communication with each other,
therefore parts of one organic whole. (This is physics, I believe, as well
as religion.) The parts change and pass, or die, people and races and rocks
and stars; none of them seems to me important it itself, but only the whole.
The whole is in all its parts so beautiful, and is felt by me to be so
intensely in earnest, that I am compelled to love it, and to think of it
as divine. It seems to me that this whole alone is worthy of the deeper
sort of love; and that there is peace, freedom, I might say a kind of salvation,
in turning one's affections outward toward this one God, rather than inwards
on one's self, or on humanity, or on human imaginations and abstractions
- the world of the spirits.
Robinson Jeffers, 1934
the wisdom provided by nature. Everything in moderation - sunlight, water,
nutrients. Too much of a good thing will topple your structure. You can't
harvest what you don't sow. So plant your desires, gently nurture them,
and they will be rewarded with abundance.
Vivian Elisabeth Glyck, 1997
construction of individuality in the modern age has left all connection
with Church and religion far behind. It has led instead to a world of arts
but this world is neither idilic nor very aesthetic, cheerful or
charming. On the contrary, it is full of necessities and mathematical rigor.
Tornsten O. Enge