Inspiration often comes to me on my morning walks with my faithful red setter. With the fresh morning dew coating the grass, the heron crouched over the shallows by the weir and the new spring buds bursting open with vibrant green leaves it is hard not to feel energized.
As I was absorbing the beauty of what was surrounding me, I was reminded of the quote given at the end of the Werner Herzog documentary, ‘Encounters at the end of the World’. The words are attributed to the British Philosopher Alan Watts and were delivered spontaneously by a Russian forklift driver who worked at the Antarctica base.
“Through our eyes the Universe is perceiving itself, through our ears the Universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the Universe becomes conscious of its glory, its magnificence.”
No more needs to be said.