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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on animals, birds, mountains, plants, and streams

Each stone, each bend cries welcome to him. He identifies with the mountains and the streams, he sees something of his own soul in the plants and the animals and the birds of the field.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Warrior of the Light

Contributed by: ~Matthew

A Quote by Thom Hartmann on plants, sun, light, sunlight, air, and earth

Many people I've met believe that plants are made up of soil--that the tree outside your house, for example, is mostly made from the soil in which it grew. That's a common mistake. That tree is mostly made up of one of the gases in our air (carbon dioxide) and water (hydrogen and oxygen). Trees are solidified air and sunlight.

Thom Hartmann

Source: The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Waking Up to Personal and Global Transformation

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Thom Hartmann on sunlight, humanity, life, power, plants, animals, and sun

In a very real sense, we're all made out of sunlight.

Sunlight radiating heat, visible light, and ultraviolet light is the source of almost all life on Earth. Everything you see alive around you is there because a plant somewhere was able to capture sunlight and store it. All animals live from these plants, whether directly (as with herbivores) or indirectly (as with carnivores, which eat the herbivores). This is true of mammals, insects, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and bacteria . . . everything living. Every life-form on the surface of this planet is here because a plant was able to gather sunlight and store it, and something else was able to eat that plant and take that sunlight energy in to power its body.

Thom Hartmann

Source: The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Waking Up to Personal and Global Transformation

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Masuru Emoto on harmony, respect, trees, plants, and animal kingdom

The trees and plants show respect for each other by the way they live in harmony.  This also applies to the animal kingdom.

Masuru Emoto

Source: The Hidden Messages in Water

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Kaya McLaren on gardening, gardeners, growth, timing, prayer, awareness, rebirth, spring, flowers, plants, winter, planning, planting, compost, seeds, divine timing, affirmation, kairos, right timing, seasons, kaya mclaren, and church of the d

For me, gardening is a form of prayer. Most people have an awareness of life and death, but few have an an awareness of life, death, and life again. Gardeners do though.

Bulbs come up every spring. Then in winter, it looks like there's nothing there, no hope for life ever again. Then, Hallelujah! Next spring they're back even fuller. Perennials - same thing.

Annuals have a slightly different lesson. Annuals really do die, but they broadcast seeds before they go. Where there was only one calendula the year before, there will be ten this year, and one day, they will fill every empty space in your garden. Annuals are a lesson in the difference one living thing, plant or person, can make, and how their presence resonates long after they're gone. There again, the effects are not immediate. There is always the winter. And when you consider the garden as a whole, well, winter is a time to reflect, a time to dream. It gives you time to ask the big questions...

Gardening is an affirmation of divine timing. Some years, in early spring, my enthusiasm takes an ugly turn, and I seemingly believe I can make spring happen earlier than it normally would, if I just work hard enough, if I till enough, compost enough, harden off seedlings earlier than I normally would. In the end, I wind up with twelve flats of dead seedlings. Then I direct seed a couple months later, and with much less effort, everything grows into the full glory it was destined to encompass. To everything there is a season. Amen.

Kaya McLaren

Source: Church of the Dog, Pages: 136-137

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky on love, animals, plants, world, and wisdom

"Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will precieve the divine mystery in things. Once you precieve it, you will begin to comprehend it better everyday. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love."

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Contributed by: Ash

A Quote by Fritjof Capra on ecological cycles, carbon dioxide, organic compounds, plants, green, photosynthesis, and respiration

Dissipative Structures - Chapter 8 – excerpt from page 178Green plants play a vital role in the flow of energy through all ecological cycles. Their roots take in water and mineral salts from the earth, and the resulting juices rise up to the to the leaves, where they combine with carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air to form sugars and other organic compounds. (These include cellulose, the main structural element of cell walls.) In this marvelous process, known as photosynthesis, solar energy is converted into chemical energy and bound in the organic substances, while oxygen is released into the air to be taken up again by other plants, and by animals, in the process of respiration.

By blending water and minerals from below with sunlight and CO2 from above, green plants link the earth to the sky. We tend to believe that plants grow out of the soil, but in fact most of their substance comes from the air. The bulk of the cellulose and the other organic compounds produced through photosynthesis consists of heavy carbon and oxygen atoms, which plants take directly from the air in the form of CO2. Thus the weight of a wooden log comes almost entirely from the air. When we burn a log in a fireplace, oxygen and carbon combine once more into CO2, and in the light and heat of the fire we recover part of the solar energy that went into making the wood.

Fritjof Capra

Source: The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems, Pages: 178

Contributed by: Hannes

A Quote by James Redfield on energy, absorb, divine, and plants

"Energy doesn't come to us so much from the things around us--although we can absorb energy directly from some plants and sacred sites. Sacred energy comes from our connection to the divine inside us."

James Redfield

Source: The Secret of Shambhala : In Search of the Eleventh Insight, Pages: 67

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on weeds and plants

A weed is a plant whose virtue is not yet known.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Contributed by: M

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on babies, buddhism, compassion, feeling, giving, heart, jesus, kindness, mind, plants, and sacred

Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves. The tangerine I am eating is me. The mustard greens I am planting are me. I plant with all my heart and mind. I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath. Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else. In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Contributed by: Zaady

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