Lessons from the Garden Abound

There’s so much wisdom to be found in the garden. There, lessons can be learned by working with the ebb and flow of the cycles of the garden, the seasons of life and cooperation therein.

Sometimes in the concern for the preservation of the planet, we forget that humankind is also a part of nature. There is balance and peace to be found when living closest to nature… the nature of the planet… the garden… and as well as our own nature.

This brings to mind the most famous portion of William Blake’s poem titled:

Auguries of Innocence

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour…

 

(You can find the rest of this most poignant poem on page 2).1)https://gardensall.com/words-of-wisdom-from-the-farm/2 Meanwhile, on to…

Quotes to Live By

from TheBurningPlatform.com

“Life is simple when you plow around a stump.”
~Unknown

“Words that soak your ears are whispered…not yelled.”
~Unknown

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“Forgive your enemy, it messes up their head.“
~Charles Martin

“Most of the stuff people worry about is never going to happen anyway.”
~Unknown

“Remember silence is sometimes the best answer.”
~
Dalai Lama

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“If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.”
~Unknown

“Always drink upstream from the herd.”
~Unknown

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“The biggest trouble maker you’ll ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every morning.”
~Cowboy Proverb 

“Good judgement comes from experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.”
~Rita Mae Brown 

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“Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in.”
~Will Rogers

“Love generously.  Care deeply. Speak kindly.”
~Unknown 2)http://www.theburningplatform.com/2014/06/27/quotes-of-the-day-farmer-edition/


“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”

― Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

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“Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education.”
― Alice Waters

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“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.”
― Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

Sourced from TheBurningPlatform.com.3)http://www.theburningplatform.com/2014/06/27/quotes-of-the-day-farmer-edition/

If you’d like to see the entire poem that these infamous lines derive from, it’s on page 2.

AUGURIES OF INNOCENCE

To see a world in a grain of sand
and a heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour…

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