Do not think of yourself as a small.
compressed, suffering thing ~ think of yourself
as graceful and expanding no matter how
unlikely it may seem at the time.
~ BKS Iyengar (Light on Life)
Wherever we are we have the capacity to enjoy the sunshine, the presence of each other, the wonder of our breath.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
I wish I could show you
When you are lonely or in darkness,
The astonishing light of your own being.
Do your work with mastery.
Like the moon,
come out from behind the clouds.
Our listening creates a sanctuary for the homeless parts within another person.
~ Rachel Naomi Remen
Help us to be always hopeful gardeners of our spirit
Who know that without darkness, nothing comes to birth.
As without light, nothing flowers.
~ Mary Sartan
Now is the time to free the heart.
Let all intentions and worries stop.
Free the joy inside the self.
Awaken to the wonder of your life.
~ John O'Donohue
We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share caring, lightheartedness, and love we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will be worthwhile.
~ Deepak Chopra
I make the effort to maintain a ground of oceanic silence out of which arises a multitude of phenomena of daily life.
I make the effort to see and to passionately open in love to the spirit that infuses all things.
I make the effort to see the Beloved in everyone and to serve the Beloved through everyone.
I often fail in these aspirations because I lose the balance between separateness and unity, get lost in my separateness and feel afraid.
But I make the effort.
~ Ram Dass