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Mental Health Awareness Week Blog 5: Nature & Wellbeing Quotes

Volunteer Olivia and our children and young people’s team share some of their favourite quotes around nature, wellbeing and mindfulness.

“A seed neither fears light nor darkness, but uses both to grow” – Matshona Dhliwayo 

“Keep planting and sowing, living and knowing that beautiful things take time (and that is okay)” – Morgan Harper Nichols  

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter” – Rachel Carson  

“Come to the woods for here is rest.” – John Muir  

“Find a field or a forest where the world and its noise are out of sight and far away, where the sun and the sky, the earth and the water all speak the same language, reminding you that you are here to develop like the things that grow all around you.” – Adam Ford, ‘Seeking Silence in a Noisy World’

“Imagine swimming in an ocean. The waves are your thoughts and emotions and they will take you where they please. Now imagine you are on a surfboard, riding the waves and enjoying the tide as the waves come and go. You can even watch the waves go by. Mindfulness is your surfboard. Your thoughts and emotions are all transitory. If we notice this, they no longer need to dictate our behaviour.” – Claire Thompson, ‘Mindfulness & The Natural World’

“Leave a little space for appreciation and contemplation of the simple things around you; the opportunity to marvel at the natural world is everywhere, at every moment. It is in us and around us and it provides us with most of the things we have in our lives.” – Claire Thompson,Mindfulness & The Natural World’

Posted on: 13th May 2021

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