As you pass this portal, I pray that a
better vantage out and across the natural order
of all God has created might come into view for
you, especially as to manís place in this grand and glorious
design, the physical, mental, and spiritual world we live in
day by day. This natural order, the mystery and
wonder of it, and of which I speak throughout these pages,
the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God, is set forth
in the first paragraph of "The unanimous Declaration of the
thirteen united States of America."
Finally, I pray you will come to better understand and
appreciate this natural order. As you read
about how my life has been changed, how, by living with only
the simplest and most basic things, then by orienting
my body, mind, and spirit ─ stimulated by the realization
that Nature is the true and manifest evidence of God ─
through this process, you will see how I came to believe
beyond doubt (wisdom through unshakable faith) that there is
a living, caring, and forgiving God.
When in the Course of human events,
it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the
political bands which have connected them with another, and
to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and
equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's
God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of
mankind requires that they should declare the causes which
impel them to the separation.
[IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776]
The happiest man is he who learns from
nature the lesson of worship.
Every rational creature has all nature for his dowry and
estate. It is his, if he will. He may divest himself of it;
he may creep into a corner, and abdicate his kingdom, as
most men do, but he is entitled to the world by his
constitution. In proportion to the energy of his thought and
will, he takes up the world into himself.
Nature stretcheth out her arms to embrace man, only let his
thoughts be of equal greatness. Willingly does she follow
his steps with the rose and the violet, and bend her lines
of grandeur and grace to the decoration of her darling
The visible heavens and earth sympathize with Jesus. And in
common life, whosoever has seen a person of powerful
character and happy genius, will have remarked how easily he
took all things along with him, -- the person, the opinions,
and the day, and nature became ancillary to a man.
The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
Their voice is not heard;
yet their voice goes out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
Whether you believe it or not, you are the
creator of your reality.
(A truly inspiring presentation backed by
the works of Nature's God)