Quotes

Here is a small chorus of quotes from many growing for you to be dreamed into. There will be further postings on facebook where you are welcome to add your own favourite quotes from the land.

“A great silence is spreading over the natural world even as the sound of man is becoming deafening. Little by little the vast orchestra of life, the chorus of the natural world, is in the process of being quietened. There has been a massive decrease in the density and diversity of key vocal creatures, both large and small.” Bernie Krause (from ‘The Great Animal Orchestra’)

“If my grandchildren were to look at me and say, "You were aware species were disappearing and you did nothing, you said nothing", that l think is culpable. I don’t know how much more they expect me to be doing. I’d better ask them.” Sir David Attenborough

“The universe is composed of subjects to be communed with, not objects to be exploited. Everything has its own voice. Thunder and lightening, stars and planets, flowers, birds, animals, trees. – all these have voices, and they constitute a community of existence that is profoundly related.” Thomas Berry

“The universe is composed of subjects to be communed with, not objects to be exploited. Everything has its own voice. Thunder and lightening, stars and planets, flowers, birds, animals, trees. – all these have voices, and they constitute a community of existence that is profoundly related.” Thomas Berry

“It is dawn, the sun is rising in the east and my grandmother and l are singing prayers to the horizon”

humanity is part of Earth’s magnificence. Lyla June Johnston

“Deep down, other life forms are what make our own perception possible. When it comes to the realm of our own identity, we are blind, deaf and dumb without other creatures – robbed of sensory organs important to the act of being. Without them we are not, for all being is reciprocity and reflection. Only with others are we alive, present in the enlivened flesh of this Earth, which brought us forth and carries us. We have too quickly forgotten this fact.” Pg 46 ‘Matter and Desire, An Erotic Ecology’, Andreas Weber, Chelsea Green Publishing 2017

“It was out of the dynamic of cosmic celebration that we were created in the first place. We are to become celebration and generosity, burst into self-awareness. What is the human? The human is a space, an opening, where the universe celebrates its existence.” 
― Brian SwimmeThe Universe Is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story

“We’re here specifically to help people see their power

and to activate people to take care of the Earth and

all its inhabitants.”

Nahko and Medicine for the People

“Wild singing is a love song to the world. Humans join their voices

with the songs of the waters, the birds, the winds, the rocks, the trees - in gratitude

and praise for the gift of life on Earth. It is a profound experience of participation

in the cosmic chorus - a song which, quoting N.J.Berrill, is ‘the joy from one's soul

to Anima Mundi, the soul of the world. It enlivens all who practise it.’” JenniYork

© 2018 Wendy Robertson Fyfe