Nature is the kind surface, the intimate face of a great unknown.
It is uncanny to behold how boldly we walk upon the earth as if we are its owners. We strut along, deaf to the silence in the vast night of the unknown that lives below the ground.
Above the slim band of air which forms the sky around our planet is the other endless night.
Wonder makes the unknown interesting, attractive, and miraculous.
A sense of wonder helps awaken the hidden affinity and kinship which the unknown has with us.
~ John O’Donohue, Eternal Echoes
If the people of the world were wise enough
to plant the root of their lives
deep within the Subtle Origin
Then the worldly affairs of life
would coherently follow their natural course
and harmony would abound of its own nature …
Then the peaceful order of the universe prevails
and unity manifests again of its own accord.
~ Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching