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Ecological consciousness requires a deep respect for the natural world and all things within it. It's generally understood to be a term which reflects the psyche of an individual in relationship to and with Nature.

 

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"Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world."

 

"The structure of the world itself, it functions on natural law, and the natural law is a powerful regenerative process. Its a process of regeneration that continues and grows and is endless. Its absolutely endless if everyone agrees to the law and follows the law. But if you challenge the law, and you think you are going to change the law, then you are bound to failure…"

~ John Trudell, Native American activist 9827916069?profile=RESIZE_710x

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"The fundamental illusion that modern humans need to wake up from now is the idea that we are somehow separate from Nature. We are not separate, we are Nature herself, in human form. We are a part of a greater Earth community, children of this living planet. Once this understanding becomes "common sense" for high technology cultures and civilizations, humanity will be able to solve the problems we've created, by believing we were somehow superior to other species and separate from our Mother, the Earth."

~ Christopher Chase 9827916287?profile=RESIZE_710x

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“We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.”

~ Andy Goldsworthy 9827917095?profile=RESIZE_710x

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"When we speak of Nature it is wrong to forget that we are ourselves a part of Nature. We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire Universe."

~ Henri Matisse 9827919889?profile=RESIZE_710x

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"We are life. We are nature. We are Universe. Self-reflexive consciousness allows us different perspectives on this ever-transforming and evolving whole we participate in — this all that we are reflections of. We bring forth a world together, as embodied manifestations of the universe co-creating the world through how we participate and what we pay attention to and care about."

~ Daniel Christian Wahl 9827927658?profile=RESIZE_710x

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“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”

~ Joseph Campbell 9827928699?profile=RESIZE_710x

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"Look deep into Nature and you will understand everything better."

~ Albert Einstein 9827932888?profile=RESIZE_710x

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"Allow Nature's peace to flow into you, as sunshine flows into trees."

~ John Muir 9827943088?profile=RESIZE_710x

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"Be still, and the earth will speak to you."

~ Navajo proverb 9827949095?profile=RESIZE_710x

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"Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world."

~ Robert Hunter 9827964267?profile=RESIZE_710x

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  • "Look deep into Nature, then you will understand everything better." ~ Albert Einstein

    "See simplicity in the complicated. Seek greatness in small things. In the Universe, the difficult things are done as if they were easy." ~ Lao Tsu

    "The basic laws of the Universe are simple, but because our senses are limited, we can’t grasp them. There is a pattern in creation." ~ Albert Einstein

    "The book of nature is written in the language of mathematics." ~ Galileo Galilei

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  • “Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran, "Mirrors of the Soul".

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  • "Every child is born in the garden of humanity as a flower. Each flower differs from every other flower. There are many messages in our society that tell us, even when we’re young people, that there’s something wrong with us and that if we just buy the right product, or look a certain way, or have the right partner, that will fix it. As grown-ups, we can remind young people that they’re already beautiful as they are; they don’t have to be someone else." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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  • "If a mystic is one who is sensibly or even sensuously aware of his inseparability as an individual from the total existing universe, he is simply a person who has become sensible, aware through his senses of the way ecologists see the world. So when I’m in academic circles I don’t talk about mystical experience. I talk about ecological awareness. Same thing."

    - Alan Watts

    Image: "The Lover’s World" (1905), oil on canvas by British painter Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (1872-1945).

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  • “We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.” ~ Andy Goldsworthy

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    • Love it, sure, we're all in this together...wonderful, Vlada...

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    Two native Pukeko in the car park at work feeding each other on egg sandwiches,they hold their food in their feet like a human does with their hands..lol

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