Archives for posts with tag: love

August 9, 2014 hummingbird moth 078


The most important aspect of love

is not in giving or the receiving:

it’s in the being.

When I need love from others,

or need to give love to others,

I’m caught in an unstable situation.

Being in love,

rather than giving or taking love,

is the only thing that provides stability.

Being in love

means seeing the Beloved all around me.



Ram Dass/ Richard Alpert


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July 11, 2014 garden 073


It is possible to live twenty-four hours a day

in a state of love.

Every movement, every glance,

every thought, and every word

can be infused with love.


Thích Nhất Hạnh


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May 26. 2014 Ligustrum 001

But, when the work was finished,

the Craftsman kept wishing

that there were someone

to ponder the plan of so great a work,

to love its beauty,

and to wonder at its vastness.


Picco Della Mirandola


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May 10, 2014 first roses of summer 006

You know quite well,

deep within you,

that there is only a single magic,

a single power, a single salvation…

and that is called loving.


Well, then, love your suffering.


Do not resist it,

do not flee from it.

It is your aversion that hurts,

nothing else.


Herman Hesse


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May 6 2014 garden 001

The body is a temple.

You are a projection of love.

Love the Earth, love the air,

love the water, love the fire.

Love the part of self

that is of the ethers 


Kuan Yin


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April 26, 2014 azaleas 051

Let the magic happen.

It’s always there.

Abundance and love are always there.

Believe in the highest good. There is a higher essence to everything.

The realm you’re in has a heaviness that mutes energy.

You can penetrate through it, no matter how dark and heavy.

Sometimes it has nothing to do with karma.

Just don’t forget to keep it open.

Don’t get too bogged down, don’t limit the brightness.

Reach through the dark energy and grab it.

You might see the smoke coming out of the chimney

and you’ll even see the smoky sky.

You need to reach through the smoke

and bring the light to you.

Remember the possibilities

of something greater then are right here.

Be willing to go to the lightness.

Don’t feed off what is not right in the world.

Kuan Yin

April 1 2014 garden 062

The sun never says to the earth,
‘You owe me.’

Look what happens with a love like that.
It lights up the whole sky.



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March 27, 2014 parkway 039

The universe is not for man alone,

but is a theater

of evolution for all living beings.

Live and let live

is its guiding principle.

‘Ahimsa Paramo Dharmah’ –

‘Non-injury is the highest religion.’

Virchand Gandhi


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March 27, 2014 parkway 010

Love is that to life,

what wind is to a windmill.


Shams of Tabriz

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March 17, 2014 budding 005

Embracing Tao, you become embraced.
Supple, breathing gently, you become reborn.
Clearing your vision, you become clear.
Nurturing your beloved, you become impartial.
Opening your heart, you become accepted.
Accepting the World, you embrace Tao.
Bearing and nurturing,
Creating but not owning,
Giving without demanding,
Controlling without authority,
This is love.
Lao Tse

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