meme modays

All photo credit to Sara(h) Summer of HEEL ME 

“It is as if plants lead lives in another dimension that is barely accessible to our senses. But they are subject to the same existential challenges we have to face.” – Andreas Weber

“The desire to live carries an organism like a wave carries a swimmer in the ocean.” -Andreas Weber

“Everything changes every moment. Cells multiply, plants grow, universe expands — this is the beauty of life.” -Alan Watts

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” -unknown

“…fresh leaves pan out and curve back with a gesture which is unmistakably communicative but does not say anything except, ‘Thus!’ And somehow that is quite satisfactory, even startlingly clear.” – Alan Watts

“The reason you want to be better is the reason you aren’t. How do you know what’s good for you?… there is nothing you can do to improve yourself! It’s kind of a relief, isn’t it? The whole idea of self-improvement is a hoax.” – Alan Watts

“Symmetry is an unmistakable sign that there’s relevant information in a place. That’s because symmetry is a property shared by a relatively small number of things in the landscape, all of them of keen interest to us … especially flowers.” – Michael Pollan

“We automatically think of domestication as something we do to other species, but it makes just as much sense to think of it as something certain plants and animals have done to us… Darwin called such a process artificial, as opposed to natural, but from the flowers point of view, this is a distinction without a difference.” -Michael Pollan

“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower/Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” William Blake

“I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.” – Michael J Fox

“You want something real bad? Go after it with ferocity like if your life depended on it… Only a question of time.” -Ziad K. Abdelnour

“Criminalizing animality is like telling the flowers not to turn to the sun.” Claudio Naranjo

“We are meant to have every part of ourselves in communication with every other part.” -Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

“Resistance is different from having a healthy boundary and saying ‘no’ when something is not right for us. Resistance is that apart of us that is afraid to move forward; it says ‘never’, ‘I can’t,’ or ‘I shouldn’t.'” – Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

“Whenever you start feeling doubtful, fearful, or empty, let those feelings be a signal to you. Let them remind you to feel your feet, to connect to the rich energy of the earth, to take a slow, deep breath, to say a prayer, to take a walk, or do whatever nurtures and fills you up in a healthy way.” -Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

“Listen to your body as a vital ally, not something to be controlled in order to meet other people’s expectations.” -Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

“‘Ah, my friend, you do not know, you do not know/What life is, you who hold it in your hands/You let if low from you, you let it flow,/And youth is cruel, and has no remorse/And smiles at situations which it cannot see.’/I smile, of course,/And go on drinking tea.” -T.S. Eliot

“I seem, like everything else, to be a center, a sort of vortex, at which the whole energy of the universe realizes itself… A sort of aperture, through which the whole of the universe realizes itself…” -Alan Watts

“People say that what we are all seeking is a meaning for life… I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that the purley physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality.” -Joseph Cambpell