The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living. I am not speaking, of course, of the beauty which strikes the senses, of the beauty of qualities and appearances. I am far from despising this, but it has nothing to do with science. What I mean is that more intimate beauty which comes from the harmonious order of its parts, and which a pure intelligence can grasp.
~ Henri Poincaré, ‘Science and Method’
Let the world call you lazy
for not running about
like a frightened ghost.
Just be quiet inside yourself.
Don’t bother about knowing
how things should be
and simply begin observing without
prejudice, projections or desires.
Notice how life flows of its own accord.
Nothing here is a chaos, but a harmony.
You are already inside this flow.
Everything is a being, every being is living,
Every being is loving, every being is conscious,
Every being knows to live in harmony with one another,
So think wisely to live in harmony with every other being…
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays… :)
Originally posted on The Calm Monkey:
I’d like to share a beautiful video with you all. At this time of year, I find Christmas, or whatever belief system you may have, is about a feeling. This feeling is common amongst all beliefs, and it is one of love and peace.
Dan Benor, of Wholistic Healing Research, collected some of the best images and thoughts into this lovely piece. Please notice the feeling of expansion and joy as you watch this. It reminds me that we are connected to something so big and meaningful, and that our daily problems are actually so minute. It gives perspective for life.
Give yourself this time to watch.
Warm wishes to you and your loved ones at this time,