The Natural world is the Tao's greatest showcase. The rhythm of the Universe follows the tune of Taoist energy. Nature is perfectly balanced by this uninterrupted energetic flow. Seeming opposites complement each other, nothing is just one thing and that thing only; nothing is separate or isolated from the rest. Nature is a shimmering reflection of itself, everything in relation, nothing better or worse. All mirrors the Tao in its way, unique yet drawn from the same well. The drum beat of the Universe beats within each thing as the Universe repeats it's pattern eternally. Bears hibernate and humans nap. Trees serve as templates for human lungs. Lions and oceans roar. Hummingbirds and dolphins dive. Rivers and lava flow... Resemblance reverberates through out the whole… ~Marietta McCarty #permaculture #deepecology #environmental #ecology #regeneration #nature #spirit #beauty