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The Wisdom of Nature Card Set
The Wisdom of Nature Card Set
The Wisdom of Nature Card Set
The Wisdom of Nature Card Set
The Wisdom of Nature Card Set
The Wisdom of Nature Card Set
The Wisdom of Nature Card Set
The Wisdom of Nature Card Set

The School of Life

The Wisdom of Nature Card Set

€ 15,00
The Wisdom of Nature Card set counts 20 beautifully presented picture cards, across varying themes of nature - a reminder to us all of the consolation and redemption we can take from the natural world.

We are always being told that nature is good for us - and that we should spend more time in its company for the sake of our health. What is less well flagged up is that nature is as important to us as a source of nourishment for our souls. Nature is a kind of book, and when we open our eyes to it, we find...
The Wisdom of Nature Card set counts 20 beautifully presented picture cards, across varying themes of nature - a reminder to us all of the consolation and redemption we can take from the natural world.

We are always being told that nature is good for us - and that we should spend more time in its company for the sake of our health. What is less well flagged up is that nature is as important to us as a source of nourishment for our souls. Nature is a kind of book, and when we open our eyes to it, we find its pages filled with distinctive lessons about wonder and serenity.

This set of cards highlights, with images and accompanying essays, some of the most psychologically nourishing landscapes, flora and fauna of the planet. It functions as a reminder of all the consolation and redemption available to us in the natural world.

In a set of alpine flowers growing on a hillside, we can read a defence of the value and beauty of the everyday; an evening sky can lend legitimacy and dignity to our melancholy states; there are invitations to calm in the unhurried motions of a Friesian cow; the sight of the distant stars can settle our anxieties by evoking our insignificance in the wider scheme.

Cards Include:
Bamboo Forest - a symbol of resilience
Okapi / Zebra Giraffe - a symbol of modesty
Granite Rocks - a symbol of perspective
Pineapple - a symbol of appreciation
The Stone Pine - a symbol of resourcefulness
The Walnut - a symbol of scepticism
The Giant Star, Aldebaran - a symbol of humility
The Feminello Lemon - a symbol of hope
The Fig - a symbol of small pleasures
The Mallard Duck - A symbol of protection from envy

How To Use the Cards:

Keep the box of cards to hand and refer to them when seeking wisdom & perspective.
Tuck a card into a note to give to a friend when they face obstacles.
Arrange the cards into a creative mood board as a reminder of what the natural world offers

Details:
Counts 20 illustrated cards
Measures 14,8 x 10,4 cm|
Comes in a beautiful presentation box

The School of Life at Misc-store Amsterdam

The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture. We address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand, and where necessary change, the world.

At Misc-store, we love The School of Life because their items make a great gift for ourselves and others. Back in 2013 we started with a range of The School of Life items in store, and we are so happy that we can extend our range with all their new items, focusing on the job we have, appreciating small pleasures and the things that might go unnoticed.
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About The School of Life

Alain de Botton founded The School of Life in 2008. His aim was to make philosophy — long seen as the inaccessible, inauthentic stuff of academies and archives — a functional aspect of modern life. The care with which ancient philosophers thought about their lives remains a valuable antidote to the generalised anxiety of our era.

The school thus posits that ideas of Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics are as relevant to us today as they were in ancient Greece. Even if Epicurus never had social media burnout, understanding his thinking can lead us to a healthier relationship with our phones — and by extension, with one another.

Developing emotional intelligence in the workplace
The working world can feel, at times, to operate with a dog-eat-dog intensity. We are often made to feel anxious or powerless by our jobs. Our colleagues can irritate or undermine, our bosses can demand too much while giving too little, our clients can be rude and difficult to please, and our assets are never quite liquid enough. So it goes.

We began stocking The School of Life’s series on work, gratitude and pleasure as a way of thinking through these issues. We admire these series for their capacity to stimulate reflection, and their ability to give a new perspective on age old problems. At its core, it is a set of strategies for finding meaning in the modern world.

The School of Life has had its own corner in our Amsterdam shop, and we’re proud to be one of their stockists in the Netherlands. You can browse our selection in store or on our web shop online.


The Wisdom of Nature Card Set

The Wisdom of Nature Card Set

€ 15,00