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Quotes

As you reflectively read the excerpts below, take a moment to pause and pay attention to what is happening within you. What touches you? What is stirring? Growing?


Trees seem to do their feats so effortlessly.

Every year a given tree creates absolutely from scratch 99% of its living parts.

Water lifting up tree trunks can climb 150 feet an hour; in full summer a tree can, and does, heave a ton of water every day.

A big elm in a single season might make as many as six million leaves, wholly intricate, without budging an inch; I couldn’t make one.

Spirituality of Trees, by Lisa Ward
We cannot create knowledge without acting. The focus of this action is (a) to transform the world, (b) to establish interdependent relationships with human beings, with the cosmos and with God.
— Paulo Friere