“When you say to a woman or a man, ‘I love you,’ you are simply saying, ‘I cannot be deceived by your body, I have seen you, the bodiless you. I have seen your inner most core, the core that is Divine.’”
– Osho – Love, freedom, aloneness (via sunflower-mama)
A Community of the Spirit
There is a community of the spirit.
Join it, and feel the delight
of walking in the noisy street
and being the noise.
Drink all your passion,
and be a disgrace.
Close both eyes
to see with the other eye.
Open your hands,
if you want to be held.
Sit down in the circle.
Quit acting like a wolf, and feel
the shepard’s love filling you.
At night, your beloved wanders.
Don’t accept consolations.
Close your mouth against food.
Taste the lover’s mouth in yours.
You moan, “She left me.” “He left me.”
Twenty more will come.
Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!
Why do you stay in prison
when the door is so wide open?
Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence.
Flow down and down in always”
widening rings of being.
– Rumi (via abbadab)
“Be crumbled so wildflowers will come up where you are. You have been stony for too many years. Try something different. Surrender.”
– Rumi (via thatkindofwoman)
in a loud
– Gabriel Gadfly (via hellanne)
“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
– C.S. Lewis (via childrenofthetao)
“Sometimes it can be very productive, especially in a difficult situation, to actually switch perspectives and see from the other person’s point of view. What does the situation look like to them? This switch in perspective is the basis for developing empathy and is the essence of awakened heart and mind.”
– David Nichtern (via abiding-in-peace)
“The sun’s glow had given way to a brilliant twilight that colored the great mountains with violet and orange rivers.”
– Michael R. Hicks (via scoopsofstarlight)
“Don’t look for peace. Don’t look for any other state than the one you are in now; otherwise, you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace.”
– Eckhart Tolle (via thecalminside)
“There is a road in the hearts of all of us, hidden and seldom traveled, which leads to an unknown, secret place.”
– Luther Standing Bear (via thecalminside)
“In every real person a child is hidden that wants to play.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche (via childrenofthetao)
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass”
the world is too full to talk about.
– Rumi (via purplebuddhaproject)