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Listening to Nature

The sun made a brief return today. If I hadn’t dashed outside to take a photo at just the right moment I would have missed capturing Mount Warning today. Before nightfall it was engulfed by a misty, cloudy mass of white.

A spot of colour on a cloudy day.

I have spent another day working on assignments, so with my mind taken over by academic writing and genre analysis, I thought today I would share someone else’s words. I read this on Facebook this morning –

“Drink water from the spring where horses drink. The horse will never drink bad water.

Lay your bed where the cat sleeps. Eat the fruit that has been touched by a worm.

Boldly pick the mushroom on which the insects sit. Plant the tree where the mole digs. Build your house where the snake coils to warm itself.

Dig your fountain where the birds hide from heat.

Go to sleep and wake up at the same time with the birds – you will reap all of the days golden grains.

Eat more green – you will have strong legs and a resistant heart, like the beings of the forest.

Swim often and you will feel on earth like the fish in water.

Look at the sky as often as possible and your thoughts will become light and clear.

Be quiet a lot, speak little – and silence will come in your heart, and your spirit will be calm and full of peace.

Nature is talking to you, are you listening?” ~~ Angus Williams

I don’t think I would be inclined to share my house with a snake, but I like the concept of Williams’s words. Engage closely with nature – follow its lead – live a quiet life to find peace. ❤

Friday morning visitor.

4 thoughts on “Listening to Nature

  1. “Go to sleep and wake up at the same time with the birds – you will reap all of the days golden grains.” I can attest to the wisdom of this one. Love your Friday morning visitor, the cheerful, sunny flower, and the sleeping warrior… Nature is definitely the wisest teacher. ❤️

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    1. I love waking with the birds too, Barbara. I think I’m too much of a night-owl though to go to bed with them. (That night-owl pun was not intended, by the way!) 🙂


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