Earth Prayers

Yesterday, the snow had melted, and the fields glinted golden in the late afternoon light.

Late Afternoon in the Blue Grass Valley

Late Afternoon in the Blue Grass Valley

This morning, I came across a poem by Wilfred Pelletier and Ted Poole that seemed to be the perfect match:

Wherever you are is home
And the earth is paradise
Wherever you set your feet is holy land…
You don’t live off it like a parasite.
You live in it, and it in you,
Or you don’t survive.
And that is the only worship of God there is.

(from: Earth Prayers From Around the World by E. Roberts & E. Amidon, Eds. (1991).

About Beauty Along the Road

My name is Annette. I am passionate about nature, health, simplicity, self-reliance, truth, and life-long learning. Originally from Germany, I now live in Virginia, USA. I am a therapist, health coach, writer, photographer, and organic gardener.
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12 Responses to Earth Prayers

  1. susanlhamo says:

    what a beautiful photo!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. A catching photograph..and I love the#captionthis sentiments.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. dorotanna says:

    wonderful photo and very nice poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. indacampo says:

    Yes, wherever you are is home. Lovely.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Beautiful photo, Annette and I love the prayer.

    Like

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