The world of nature speaks to the human heart directly;
nature has a crucial role to play
in the development of the human values of compassion, love, and kindness.
Sustained, nourished, and supported by beauty,
the heart begins to open, like the petals of a flower unfolding.
Cherishing beauty is the secret key to opening the heart.
Once the heart opens, compassion and caring flow forth naturally.
Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche