Monday, April 7, 2014
Wherever a flower goes it sheds its fragrance.
So also spread your love wherever you go.
Try to live your life like that.
Wherever you go, just spread your love.
Just keep your candle of love going.
Wherever you find a candle unlit,light it up.
Get it going everywhere.
There's no other way than that.
Remember this principle.
Hold on to this principle.
All answers lie with love.
Suffering is all that's left after losing love.
- Swami Kripalu
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."
- Marianne Williamson
Thursday, February 6, 2014
"Try and put your finger on the solid thing and it scattered into separate worlds."
"... this past would have to be dragged into the future, because the present had buckled under me, like a badly made chair."
"... a man may know himself, but he prides himself on his character, his integrity -- the word says it all -- integrity -- we use it to mean virtue, but it means wholeness too, and which of us is that?"
Friday, January 17, 2014
Monday, November 11, 2013
As I sit here, trying to mediate instead of just letting go, I can hear a million hearts across the world break even while they heal.
Winter arrived a long time ago, but it takes a brush with ice for the skin to know it's here.
This bus trundles on, and all of us, strangers to each other, watch the world pass us by, all unaware that we share more than we don't...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
In every partnership, in every relationship, we must acknowledge that there are always more than the two of us in the room.
Standing around us, are the ghosts of those that have come before-- the ghosts of those who have hurt us, who have loved us, those who we have made plans with and those who disappointed us, those who are no more, and those who still survive. Those who have touched us in ways we only know later on in life in a moment of apparent happiness, surprise or grief.
We need to recognise those ghosts in the room. We need to hear their voices lest we forget ourselves, but also put them at the distance that they belong so that we might know ourselves.
And then patiently remind ourselves, that sometimes, that most times, it isn't about the person you are sitting across from, the person you are loving or wondering if you love, or holding or lying with, or talking to or crying with, but about those ghosts in the room.
We cannot change the past, but we can choose not to let it hold our present hostage.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Take care of your Words because they will become Actions.
Take care of your Actions because they will become Habits.
Take care of your Habits because they will form your Character.
Take care of your Character because it will form your Destiny,
and your Destiny will be your Life.
There is no religion higher than truth.
- The Dalai Lama
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
"An honorable human relationship – that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word "love" – is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.