54 Profound Quotes On The Healing Power Of Nature

Healing power of nature quotes

There is something magical about being in nature. You cannot put it in words, but you feel it deep within – it touches your spirit. Just a few minutes of being in nature makes us feel healed and restored. Nature gives us strength, drains away all negative energy and fills us to the brim with positive energy.

It is little to no wonder that since ages, thousands of cultures and enlightened masters have always encouraged this connection with nature. Buddha for instance left his palace at a very young age to seek liberation in the woods. He even advised his disciples to meditate in the jungle to reach higher states of consciousness.

Nature heals and restores

Research today confirms the profoundly healing and restorative effects of nature on our mind and body. For instance, there are studies that show that some trees emit invisible chemicals known as phytoncides that have the potential to reduce stress hormones like cortisol, lower blood pressure and improve immunity.

There is also plenty of research that proves that people who live closer to open green spaces are healthier and live longer.

The Japanese practice of forest bathing (basically just being in the presence of trees) is proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost the immune system, and improve overall feelings of well being.

A more recent research confirms that a 90-min walk in nature, decreases negative rumination and can hence help people with depression.

And the list goes on and on.

Quotes on the healing power of nature

Many authors, spiritual gurus, wildlife experts, doctors and scientists have expressed how powerful nature can be as a healing agent. The following is just a small collection of hand-picked quotes that from such experts. Reading these quotes will definitely encourage you to go outside and be in the lap of nature.

21 short one liner quotes on the healing power of nature

To begin with, here are some quotes that are short but still express beautifully the powerful healing properties that nature holds.

Come to the woods for here is rest.

– John Muir

“A walk in nature, walks the soul back home.”

– Mary Davis

A walk in nature, walks the soul back home. - Mary Davis

“Allow nature’s peace to flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.”

– John Muir

Just being surrounded by bountiful nature, rejuvenates and inspires us.

– EO wilson (Theory of biophilia)

Just being surrounded by bountiful nature, rejuvenates and inspires us. - EO wilson

“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.”

– EO wilson

Walk in nature and feel the healing power of the trees.

– Anthony William

“Nature itself is the best physician.”

– Hippocrates

Nature can bring you to stillness, that is its gift to you.

– Eckhart Tolle

“The contemplation of nature can free one of the ego – the great troublemaker.”

– Eckhart Tolle

The greener the setting, the more the relief.

– Richard Louv

“Trees are always a relief, after people.”

– David Mitchell

“Forest environments are therapeutic landscapes.”

– Unknown

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”

– John Muir

“Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.”

– Gretel Ehrlich

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

– John Muir

I go to nature to be soothed, healed and have my senses put in order.

– John Burroughs

I go to nature to be soothed, healed and have my senses put in order. - John Burroughs

“Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.”

– John Muir

“To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.”

– Jane Austen

To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment - Jane Austen

“Nature is my manifestation of God.”

– Frank Lloyd Wright

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

– Albert Einstein

“All our wisdom is stored in the trees.”

– Santosh Kalwar

Also Read: 25 important life lessons you can learn from nature – includes inspirational nature quotes.

Quotes by Eckhart Tolle on the healing power of nature

Eckhart is a spiritual teacher best known for his books, ‘Power of Now‘ and ‘A New Earth’. Eckhart’s core teaching is to experience stillness in the present moment. The present moment he believes has immense power including the power to heal and restore.

In many of his books and lectures, Eckhart advocates spending time in nature (being mindful) to become free from the ego and attain stillness within.

The following are some quotes from Eckhart about being in nature and attaining stillness:

“We depend on nature not only for our physical survival, we also need nature to show us the way home, the way out of the prison of our own minds.”

“The moment you become aware of a plant’s emanation of stillness and peace, that plant becomes your teacher.”

When you bring your attention to a stone, a tree or an animal, something of its essence transmits itself to you. You can sense how still it is and in doing so the same stillness rises within you. You can sense how deeply it rests in being, completely one with what it is and where it is, in realizing this, you too come to a place or rest deep within yourself.”

You reconnect with nature in the most intimate and powerful way by becoming aware of your breathing, and learning to hold your attention there, this is a healing and deeply empowering thing to do. It brings about a shift in consciousness, from the conceptual world of thought, to the inner realm of unconditioned consciousness.”

Also Read: 70 Powerful And Inspirational Quotes On Healing

Quotes by Richard Louv on the healing power of nature

Richard Louv is an author and journalist who has written many books on the healing power of nature including ‘Last Child in the Woods’, ‘The Nature Principle’ and ‘Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life’.

He coined the term ‘nature-deficit disorder‘, which he uses to explain the various psychological and physiological health issues (including obesity, lack of creativity, depression etc.) children/adults suffer from because of a lack of connection with nature.

The following are some quotes from Richard Louv on how nature can heal us.

Spare time in the garden, either digging, setting out, or weeding; there is no better way to preserve your health.

– Richard Louv

Spare time in the garden, either digging, setting out, or weeding; there is no better way to preserve your health. - Richard Louv

“Going out into nature was one outlet that I had, which truly allowed me to calm down and not think or worry.”

– Richard Louv

Thoughtful exposure of youngsters to nature can even be a powerful form of therapy for attention-deficit disorders and other maladies.

– Richard Louv

“One of the main benefits of spending time in nature is stress reduction.” – Richard Louv

Also read: 11 things you can do today to attract positive energy.

Quotes by John Muir on the healing power of nature

John Muir was an influential naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and wilderness advocate. Owning to his love for nature and living in the mountains, he was also know as “John of the Mountains”. He is also known as the “Father of the National Parks” as he was a staunch advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States.

The following are a few quotes by John on the power that nature has to heal the human spirit.

“We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.”

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees - John Muir quote

Other quotes on the healing power of nature

The following is a collection of quotes from various famous personalities.

“Nature has the power to heal because it is where we are from, it is where we belong and it belongs to us as an essential part of our health and our survival.”

– Nooshin Razani

“Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.”

– Frank Lloyd Wright

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”

— Anne Frank

“Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.”

– Lorraine Anderson

“Place your hands into soil to feel grounded. Wade in water to feel emotionally healed. Fill your lungs with fresh air to feel mentally clear. Raise your face to the heat of the sun and connect with that fire to feel your own immense power”

– Victoria Erickson, Rebelle Society

“Looking at the beauty in nature is the first step of purifying the mind.”

– Amit Ray

“Never underestimate the healing power of these three things – music, the ocean and the stars.”

– Unknown

“Being in nature is not only inspiring, it also has medical and psychotherapeutic potential. By experiencing nature, we place our body in the original functional circle made of humans and the environment from which we emerged. We put two matching puzzle pieces together – us and nature into one whole.”

– Clemens G. Arvay (Healing code of nature)

“It’s the idea that people living close to nature tend to be noble. It’s seeing all those sunsets that does it. You can’t watch a sunset and then go off and set fire to your neighbor’s tepee. Living close to nature is wonderful for your mental health.”

– Daniel Quinn

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

– Racheal Carson

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”

– Racheal Carson

Quotes from scientists and researchers on the healing power of nature

The following is a collection of quotes from scientists and researchers on the healing power of nature.

“All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.”

― Marie Curie

“When we spend time outside in beautiful places, a part of our brain called the subgenual prefrontal cortex, quiets down, and this is the part of the brain that is associated with negative self-reported rumination”

– Florence Williams

“Nature isn’t a miracle cure for diseases, but by interacting with it, spending time in it, experiencing it and appreciating it, we can reap the benefits of feeling happier and healthier as a result.”

– Lucy McRobert, The Wildlife Trust

“In clinical studies, we have seen that 2 hours of nature sounds a day significantly reduce stress hormones up to 800% and activates 500 to 600 DNA segments known to be responsible for healing and repairing the body.”

Dr. Joe Dispenza

“Being outdoors is generally associated with activity, and being physically active keeps joints loose and helps with chronic pain and stiffness.”

– Jay Lee, M.D., a physician with Kaiser Permanente in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

“Nature can be beneficial for mental health. It reduces cognitive fatigue and stress and can be helpful with depression and anxiety.”

Irina Wen, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and clinical director of the Steven A. Military Family Clinic at NYU Langone Medical Center.

“Silence in the wild, solidarity from society’s static noise, allows harmony with the universe, giving our inner voice the ability to speak and demanding the attention of our external self revealing life purposes, exposing latent gifts and talents and promoting unselfish values ringing the bells of truth about our true spiritual nature within.”

– Benjamin Powell

Nature lowers brain theta activity

“Longer term studies looking at brain activity of people after three days of being in nature (without any technology) reveal lower levels of theta activity suggesting that their brains had rested.”

David Strayer, Dept of Psychology, University of Utah

“There are increased benefits of spending more time in nature and leaving technology behind such as improved short term memory, enhanced working memory, better problem solving, greater creativity, lower levels of stress and higher feelings of positive well being.”

David Strayer, Dept of Psychology, University of Utah.

“The opportunity to balance all that technology with time spent in nature unplugged from digital devices, has the potential to rest and restore our brains, improve our productivity, reduce our stress levels and make us feel better.”

– David Strayer, Dept of Psychology, University of Utah

“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”

— John Muir

“People don’t have to head for the woods to enjoy nature’s restorative effects. Even a glimpse of nature from a window helps.”

Rachel Kaplan, Dept of Psychology, University of Michigan

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