Mind/Body Connection: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Transcendentalist

One with Nature

I have been thinking of Ralph Waldo Emerson quite a bit lately, especially while walking the dog in the woods and photographing Dead Tree Images. I was first introduced to him in high school and then later in college, his words and philosophies have always resonated within me.  Ralph Waldo was an American Transcendentalist and I love this description of his movement on http://www.biography.com › People , and I also love this quote from A Cosmic View. I guess you could say I am feeling very transcendental these days!

“Emerson became known as the central figure of his literary and philosophical group, now known as the American Transcendentalists. These writers shared a key belief that each individual could transcend, or move beyond, the physical world of the senses into deeper spiritual experience through free will and intuition. In this school of thought, God was not remote and unknowable; believers understood God and themselves by looking into their own souls and by feeling their own connection to nature.'”

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
What you want from life cultivate within yourself. When you become what you want you will have it wherever you go. 
 
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mind/body connection: Best of the Inspirational Quote websites

I look forward to getting my inspirational quote from A Cosmic View By Linda Joyce every morning. She always has a positive quote from someone great such as Eleanor Roosevelt to Gandhi. I happened upon this quote the other day and Loved the message. Just wanted to share this with you and if you are looking for some inspiration sign up for Coffee Thoughts at www.acosmicview.blogspot.com .
BE THE HERO OR HEROINE OF YOUR LIFE
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ― Nora Ephron
When you see yourself as the heroine of your life, then you don’t get upset with your struggles or your mistakes, that’s what makes your movie interesting. When you’re the heroine you don’t give up.