Random Bits of Forest Wisdom


“Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.”   ~Zen proverb


“The spiral in a snail’s shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it’s also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA. It’s the same ratio that you’ll find in very basic music that transcends cultures all over the world.”
~Joseph Gordon-Levitt


shivering leaves in wind and light “…and that visibility which makes us most vulnerable is that which also is the source of our greatest strength.”
~ Audre Lorde


In nature answers are given quietly, in the details, just waiting for discovery. ~Mike Dolan

“…the winter is kind and leaves red berries on the boughs for hungry sparrows…”
~ John Geddes


“Let us depart instead for the fields of Dreams and wander those blue, romantic hills where stands the abandoned tower of the Supernatural, where cool mosses clothe the ruins of Idealism. Let us, in short, indulge in a little fantasy!”
~ Eça De Queirós


“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”



9 thoughts on “Random Bits of Forest Wisdom

    • Hamish, I am so glad that you enjoyed this post! I am always humbled when a person expresses such heartfelt appreciation. The forest speaks differently to me everytime I step into it’s midst. Even on the same trails. I am trying to keep my heart open enough to hear the whispers of wisdom between the Earth and it’s ancient wisdom.

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