Thursday, February 27, 2014

Quote of the Day

She let go.

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear.
She let go of the judgments.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.
Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice.
She didn’t read a book on how to let go.
She didn’t search the scriptures.
She just let go.
She let go of all of the memories that held her back.
She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go.
She didn’t journal about it.
She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.
She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.
She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.
She just let go.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.
She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.
She didn’t call the prayer line.
She didn’t utter one word.
She just let go.
No one was around when it happened.
There was no applause or congratulations.
No one thanked her or praised her.
No one noticed a thing.
Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort.
There was no struggle.
It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.
It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be.
A small smile came over her face.
A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore…

  - Rev. Saphire Rose

Monday, February 17, 2014

Quote of the Day


"It's time to throw logic out the window - to analyze life less and live more."

   - Maelina Frattaroli

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Quote of the Day


"The grass is always greener where you water it."

Friday, February 14, 2014

Quote of the Day


"Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."

  - Rumi

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Quote of the Day




"Stop telling yourself that dreams don't matter, that they are only dreams and that you should be more sensible."

   - Julia Cameron (from The Artist's Way)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Quote of the Day


"...never let the enchantment go out of your life."

   - Pamela Moore (from Chocolates for Breakfast)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Quote of the Day




"It's always hard to change your way of life, but sometimes it's got to be done."

  - Pamela Moore (from Chocolates for Breakfast)

Friday, February 7, 2014

Quote of the Day





This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and attend them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
Welcome difficulty.
Learn the alchemy True Human Beings know: the moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door opens.
Welcome difficulty as a familiar comrade.
Joke with torment brought by a Friend.
Sorrows are the rags of old clothes and jackets that serve to cover, and then are taken off.
That undressing, and the beautiful naked body underneath, is the sweetness that comes after grief.

   -  Rumi

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Quote of the Day


" 'You are delusional,' a voice inside me said, but I told it to shut the fuck up."

    - Ana Forrest (from Fierce Medicine)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Quote of the Day


Song of the Soul 

I am neither ego nor reason, I am neither mind nor thought,
I cannot be heard nor cast into words, nor by smell nor sight ever
caught:
In light and wind I am not found, nor yet in earth and sky -
Consciousness and joy incarnate, Bliss of the Blissful am I.

I have no name, I have no life, I breathe no vital air,
No elements have molded me, no bodily sheath is my lair:
I have no speech, no hands and feet, nor means of evolution -
Consciousness and joy am I, and Bliss in dissolution.

I cast aside hatred and passion, I conquered delusion and greed;
No touch of pride caressed me, so envy never did breed:
Beyond all faiths, past reach of wealth, past freedom, past desire
Consciousness and joy am I, and Bliss is my attire.

Virtue and vice, or pleasure and pain are not my heritage,
Nor sacred texts, nor offerings, nor prayer, nor pilgrimage:
I am neither food nor eating, nor yet the eater am I -
Consciousness and joy incarnate, Bliss of the Blissful am I.

I have no misgivings of death, no chasms of race divide me,
No parent ever called me child, no bond of birth ever tied me:
I am neither disciple nor master, I have no kin, no friend -
Consciousness and joy am I, and merging in Bliss is my end.

Neither knowable, knowledge, nor knower am I, formless is my form,
I dwell within the senses but they are not my home:
Ever serenely balanced, I am neither free nor bound -
Consciousness and joy am I, and Bliss is where I am found.

Song of the Soul, by Shankaracharya
As read in  B. K. S. Iyengar Light on Yoga

Monday, February 3, 2014

Quote of the Day


"Cosimo did not yet know love, and what is any experience without that?  What point is there in risking life, when the real flavor of life is as yet unknown?"

   - Italo Calvino (from The Baron in the Trees)