Hokusai says Look carefully. He says pay attention, notice. He says keep looking, stay curious. He says there is no end to seeing. He says Look Forward to getting old. He says keep changing, you just get more who you really are. He says get stuck, accept it, repeat yourself as long as it’s interesting. […]
Vignettes of the Soul
In this space the reader will find brief testimonies of thinkers, scientists, poets, philosophers, writers, spiritual teachers and anonymous people who illuminate the great and universal truths of Life across ages. They are fragments that I select with the sole criterion that their authors, at the moment of manifesting them, were soulfully inspired. It could be said that they did not enunciate them, but that the Soul enunciated them through them. To discover the revealed truth of these testimonies, the first thing that the reader must do is still his mind. Precisely: let her rest and you will see that reading activates a different, vital and intuitive knowledge, which leads to the deeper dimensions of Being.
We do not need to go out and find love. Rather, we need to be still and let love discover us. John O’Donohue
Do not try to save the whole world or do anything grandiose. Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life, and wait there patiently, until the song that is your life falls into your own cupped hands. Martha Postlewaite
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein.
God’s one and only voice is silence. Herman Melville.
Everything that is worthless shuns the light. Here on earth we can hide ourselves beneath the flesh. At death we can do this no longer. We are given up naked to the light. That means hell, purgatory or paradise as the case may be. Simone Weil
Love is the substance I am made of. Love is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is afire which consumes me, but I am the fire. Jorge Luis Borges
My whole life is mine, but whoever says so will deprive me, for it is infinite. The ripple of water, the shade of the sky are mine; it is still the same, my life. No desire opens me: I am full, I never close myself with refusal- in the rhythm of my daily soul I […]
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic. Frank Herbert
The armed world and the war it wages will be destroyed one day, but not by the kings or the rulers of this world. War is profitable for them. War will stop the moment the people who suffer from war fully understand that it is evil. Leon Tolstoy
Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb. Pythagoras.
I have heard what the talkers were talking, the talk of the beginning and the end; But I do not talk of the beginning or the end. There was never any more inception than there is Now, Nor any more youth or age than there is Now; And will never be any more perfection than […]