Sunday, June 28, 2015

harmony and balance...

“There are two aspects of individual harmony: 
the harmony between body and soul, 
and the harmony between individuals. 
All the tragedy in the world, in the individual 
and in the multitude, comes from lack of harmony. 
And harmony is the best given 
by producing harmony in one's own life.”
~ Hazrat Inayat Khan
 "Life is about balance.
Be kind, but don’t let people abuse you.
Trust, but don’t be deceived.
Be content, 
but never stop improving yourself."
~ Nishan Panwar


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Saturday, June 27, 2015

someday we may truly access the benefits of solar...

Autobiography of a Yogi

(excerpt from Chapter 26)

The Woman who Never Eats   

"What we eat is radiation; our food is so much quanta of energy," Dr. George W. Crile of Cleveland told a gathering of medical men on May 17, 1933 in Memphis. "This all-important radiation, which releases electrical currents for the body's electrical circuit, the nervous system, is given to food by the sun's rays. Atoms, Dr. Crile says, are solar systems. Atoms are the vehicles that are filled with solar radiance as so many coiled springs. These countless atomfuls of energy are taken in as food. Once in the human body, these tense vehicles, the atoms, are discharged in the body's protoplasm, the radiance furnishing new chemical energy, new electrical currents. 'Your body is made up of such atoms,' Dr. Crile said. 'They are your muscles, brains, and sensory organs, such as the eyes and ears.'" Someday scientists will discover how man can live directly on solar energy. "Chlorophyll is the only substance known in nature that somehow possesses the power to act as a 'sunlight trap,'" William L. Laurence writes in the New York Times. "It 'catches' the energy of sunlight and stores it in the plant. Without this no life could exist. We obtain the energy we need for living from the solar energy stored in the plant-food we eat or in the flesh of the animals that eat the plants. The energy we obtain from coal or oil is solar energy trapped by the chlorophyll in plant life millions of years ago. We live by the sun through the agency of chlorophyll."



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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sanctify the place you are in-radiance is everywhere.

"The divine manifestation is ubiquitous, 
only our eyes are not open to it. Awe is what moves us forward.
Live from your own center. The divine lives within you.
The separateness apparent in the world is secondary.
Beyond the world of opposites is an unseen, 
but experienced, unity and identity in us all.
You must return with the bliss and integrate it.
The return is seeing that the radiance is everywhere.
The world is a match for us. We are a match for the world.
The spirit is the bouquet of nature.
Sanctify the place you are in."
~ Joseph Campbell


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Saturday, June 20, 2015

about to leap...

"I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was Man.
Why should I fear? 
When was I less by dying?
Yet once more I shall die as Man, 
to soar With angels blest."
~ Rumi

"About To Leap"

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Friday, June 12, 2015

the sound of the rain needs no translation...


"If you really understand Zen, 
you can use any book. 
You could use the Bible. 
You could use Alice in Wonderland. 
You could use the dictionary, 
because the sound of the rain
 needs no translation."

~ Alan Watts


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Saturday, June 6, 2015

finding our center again...

"Our culture made a virtue of living only as extroverts. 
We discouraged the inner journey, the quest for a center. 
So we lost our center 
and have to find it again."
~ Anaïs Nin
"Our real journey in life is interior: it is a matter of growth, 
 deepening, and of an ever greater surrender
 to the creative action of love 
and grace in our hearts."
~ Thomas Merton
Sit, be still and know...
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

we are merely dust in the wind...

"I close my eyes only for a moment, and the moment's gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind, all they are is dust in the wind
Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see
Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind
Now, don't hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away, and all your money won't another minute buy
Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind
Dust in the wind, everything is dust in the wind."