The Ideal in America

The ancient Greeks called the Earth 'beauty'.

Such is the substance of things, plastic power of the human eye, primary forms, the sky, the mountain, the tree, the animal, all give us a delight in and of themselves; a pleasure arising from outline, color, motion, and grouping.

This appears partly owing to the eye itself. The eye is the best of artists.

But this beauty of nature which is seen and felt as beauty, is the least part.

The shows of day, the dewy morning, the rainbow, mountains, orchards in blossom, stars, moonlight, shadows in still water, and the like, if too eagerly hunted, become merely show and mock us with their unreality.

Go out of the house to see the moon, and it is mere tinsel; it will not please as when its light shines upon your necessary journey through Life.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson and The Psychology of Self-Reliance

Beauty shimmers in the yellow afternoons of October.

Go forth to find it, and it is gone; it is only a mirage as you look from the windows of diligence.

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.

Every appearance in nature corresponds to some state of the mind that can only be described by presenting that natural appearance as its image.

An enraged man is a lion, a cunning man is a fox, a firm man is a rock, a learned man is a torch.

A lamb is innocence; snake is subtle spite; flowers express delicate affections.

Light and darkness are familiar expressions for knowledge and ignorance; and heat for compassion.

In view of the significance of nature we see nature is a branch of knowledge.

This use of the Earth includes the preceding uses, as parts of itself.

Space, time, labor, climate, food, locomotion, the animals, the mechanical forces, give us sincerest lessons, day by day, whose meaning is limitless.

They educate with understanding through reason.

Every property of matter is a school for the understanding, its solidity or résistance, its inertia, its extension, its figure, its divisibility.

The understanding adds, divides, combines, measures, and finds nutriment and room for its activity in this worthy scene.

Meantime, reason transfers all these lessons into its own world of thought, by perceiving the analogy that marries matter and mind.

Sensible objects conform to premonitions of reason; conscience reflection.

All natural things are moral; and in their boundless changes have an unceasing reference to spiritual nature.

Therefore is nature glorious with form, color, and motion; that every globe in the remotest heaven, every chemical change from the simplest crystal up to the laws of life; every change of vegetation from the first principle of growth in the eye of a leaf, to the tropical forest; every animal function.

Nature, the ally of religion, lends pomp and riches to religious sentiment.

Prophet and priest, David, Isaiah, Jesus, have drawn deeply from nature.

This ethical character penetrates the bone and marrow of nature.

The aspect of Nature is devout.

She kneels, breathing life into reality, hand outstretched toward life.

The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship."


Chinese charater for success

"To laugh often and much;

to win the affection of children

and the respect of intelligent people;

to earn the appreciation of honest critics

and endure the betrayal of false friends;

to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;

to leave the Earth a bit better, whether by a healthy child,

a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Ralph Waldo Emerson saw religious thought as the development of our innate senses of the good, the true and the beautiful, and said that these senses were a divine presence within us and that we were all a part of God.

Ralph saw salvation meant getting in touch with the deep sensitivities we have, and living out of them – living lives of truth, justice and compassion." - Davidson Loehr

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American social mores and values have declined precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior corporate media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction of the family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the corrupt international elites vision of a perfect world. Through distraction and coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.

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