The Natural Intelligence Lifestyle


NATURAL INTELLIGENCE refers to principles of life and to our lifestyle choices that respect the natural limits and boundaries of earth’s resources.   NATURAL INTELLIGENCE refers to an emotional impulse inherent in our universal myth that stimulates us to value and to protect the integrity of all living beings.   NATURAL INTELLIGENCE refers to an intellectual quest to understand nature’s survival strategies accumulated over 3+ billion years and etched into the DNA of circa 8.7 million species alive today in order to tool ourselves with strategies for adapting to global change.
NATURAL INTELLIGENCE refers to the celebration of our own unique natural wisdom, which we pass down through generations across cultures and time in art and story.   NATURAL INTELLIGENCE refers to our intimate, interdependent connection to the larger web of life in the biosphere, whereas even in our physical bodies 80% of the biological DNA is foreign to our personal DNA. We are of the earth.   NATURAL INTELLIGENCE refers to our innate, universal quest to touch and to expand the brilliant and sacred nature of the living universe.


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.

John Muir

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece!

John Rushkin

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

The soul never thinks without a picture.


To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

Thich Nhat Hanh

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

Joseph Campbell

One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.

Lewis Carroll

Necessity is the mother of invention. 


In the realm of ideas, everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests on perseverence.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe