“… Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as the sunshine into the trees. The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. …” ~ John Muir
“… I vow to practice mindful breathing and smiling … to cultivate compassion and loving kindness, and to practice joy and equanimity …” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
“… There is no true peace possible for the man who still imagines that some accident of talent or grace or virtue segregates him from other men and places him above them …” ~ Thomas Merton
“… We return thanks to the sun, that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye. …” ~ Iroquois Thanksgiving
In this book of poems and prayers for the planet, you find not only beautiful prose written by modern writers and from ancient cultures but illuminating passages and reflections on the condition of the planet, and humans’ place here. In Earth Blessings, Cotner and her contributors, many of whom are award-winning writers, contemplate every aspect […]
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