A Quote by Stanislav Grof, M.D. on earths children, winter, autumn, orbit, and earth

One morning I woke up and decided to look out the window, to see where we were. We were flying over America and suddenly I saw snow, the first ever we saw from orbit. Light and powdery, it blended with the contours of the land, with veins of rivers. I thought—autumn, snow—people are getting ready for winter. A few minutes later, we were flying over the Atlantic, then Europe, and then Russia. I have never visited America, but imagined that the arrival of autumn and winter is the same there as in other places, and the process of getting ready for them is the same. And then it struck me that we are all children of our Earth. It does not matter what country you look at. We are all Earth’s children, and we should treat her as our Mother.

Soviet Cosmonaut Aleksandr Alecsandrov In / The Home Planet, quoted from Stanislav and Christina Grof’s book, “Spiritual Emergency”

Stanislav Grof

Source: Spiritual Emergency (New Consciousness Reader), Pages: 233

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A Quote by Anne Dudley Bradstreet on relativity, seasons, adversity, challenges, and winter

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

Anne Bradstreet (c.1612 - 1672)

Source: The Works of Anne Bradstreet In Prose and Verse

Contributed by: Kim

A Quote by Leslye Layne Russell on peace, love, snow, winter, blankets, heart, and poetry

The warmest blankets of peace snow only from the heart.

Layne Russell

Source: Poem, "Letter to Squaw Valley"

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A Quote by Gloria Gaither on winter, storm, sun, and life

Even in the winter, in the midst of the storm, the sun is still there.  Somewhere above the clouds, it still shines and warms and pulls at the life buried deep inside the brown branches and frozen earth.

Gloria Gaither

Contributed by: Kimpossible

A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on nature, healing, dawn, night, spring, and winter

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature ~ the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on birds, dream, nature, spring, winter, and work

All Nature seems at work.
Slugs leave their lair -
The bees are stirring - birds are on the wing -
And Winter slumbering in the open air,
Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring!
And I the while, the sole unbusy thing,
Nor honey make nor pair, nor build, nor sing.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Source: Work Without Hope

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Emily Dickinson on certainty, light, and winter

There's a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons,
That oppresses, like the weight
Of Cathedral tunes.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: c. 1861. poem 258, st. 1.

Contributed by: Zaady

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