Living in this fast-pacing world is stressful and tiring. We will all feel drained and weary from all the hustle and bustle going on around us. We all need to have that perfect vacation to recharge body and mind. Take note, we don’t need to stay in a 5-star hotel nor fly to Paris to achieve that. On the contrary, you don’t need to spend money at all to do that.
Take a look at what surrounds you. Be one with nature and feel its power give you life. There is something about being close to nature that calms our body and nourishes our soul. If still not convinced, we have collected a series of quotes that will help you realize the power that nature brings.
Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation. – Charles Cook
If there is one thing clear about the centuries dominated by the factory and the wheel, it is that although the machine can make everything from a spoon to a landing-craft, a natural joy in earthly living is something it never has and never will be able to manufacture.
What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more,
to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks
where I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes,
or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that
tumble and roll and climb in riotous gladness!
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy amidst the simple beauty of nature. …I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.
In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life, – no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Believe one who knows: you will find something greater in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. – Saint Bernard de Clairvaux
Whenever I have found myself stuck in the ways I relate to things, I return to nature. It is my principal teacher, and I try to open my whole being to what it has to say.
The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at first; Be not discouraged – keep on – there are divine things, well envelop’d; I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.
Going to the mountains is going home.
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
-Henry David Thoreau
Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education. – David Polis
The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream.
Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians.
The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see.
Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. -Rachel Carson
And then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
-Vincent van Gogh
I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty. In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets or villages. In the tranquil landscape, and especially in the distant line of the horizon, man beholds somewhat as beautiful as his own nature.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable. -Rainer Maria Rilke
Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realise that that is enough to be happy.
We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.
-Henry David Thoreau
It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.
He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.
-Henry David Thoreau
Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. -John Muir