Fall Meditation – On Beauty

Wow. The colors in the foliage everywhere are changing, and it’s like a living, breathing change, altering the world minute by minute as the light shifts from east to west and north to south. Who can help but love this time of year!

Today I selected some quotes on nature’s beauty. Enjoy!

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Beauty”

“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful – an endless prospect of magic and wonder.” — Ansel Adams, Commencement Address, Occidental College, June 1961

“A nobler want of man is served by nature, namely, the love of Beauty.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Beauty”

“In the house of long life I live,
In the house of happiness, there I wander.
Beauty before me, with it I wander.
Beauty behind me, with it I wander.
Beauty below me, with it I wander.
Beauty above me, with it I wander
Beauty all around me, with it I wander.
In old age travelling, with it I wander.
On the beautiful trail I am, with it I wander.”

— “Dawn Boy’s song on entering White House,” Navajo Myths, Prayers and Songs


Enjoy the beauty all around you during these most beautiful months!

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