I’m currently reading The One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka. I find myself having to read it in small doses – the wisdom in its pages is worth taking some time with, allowing my head and heart to take it all in. Here are some of my favorite quotes so far:
Food and medicine are not two different things: they are the front and back of one body.
I believe that if one fathoms deeply one’s own neighborhood and the everyday world in which he lives, the greatest of worlds will be revealed.
We have been born and are living on the earth to face directly the reality of living.
I do not particularly like the word “work.” Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think this is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive…. I think that the way animals live in the tropics, stepping outside in the morning and evening to see if there is something to eat, and taking a long nap in the afternoon, must be a wonderful life. For human beings, a life of such simplicity would be possible if one worked to produce directly his daily necessities. In such a life, work is not work as people generally think of it, but simply doing what needs to be done.
The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.
What are YOU currently reading that you are finding inspiration in?