I am the original fragrance of the earth. I am the taste in water. I am the heat in fire and the sound in space. I am the light of the sun and moon and the life of all that lives.
~ Lord Krishna, Bhagavad Gita
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’
When my heart is heavy and I feel unsure, I close my eyes and let the sun warm my soul. I feel the breeze brush aside my worry and hear nature coaxing me to not give up, to not give in. There within each of us lives unlimited love and unlimited potential. I am capable, I am worthy, I am deserving, I am grateful. I trust myself and I forgive myself and others. I breathe out and know I am blessed.
~ Kevin Hall