Friday, August 20, 2010

Inspirational Quotation

"The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is, "Look under foot." You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the centre of the world."

The Divine Soil (1908)
John Burroughs

John Burroughs (1837-1921) was a naturalist who spent much of his life in the Catskills and Hudson Valley region of New York.  Living here in the Hudson Valley, I sometimes pine for the mountains and deserts I love to visit out west.  I need to be reminded that there's beauty and grandeur wherever you look - you just need to seek it out and be open to experiencing it.

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