“I rarely let the word No escape
From my mouth
Because it is so plain to my soul
That God has shouted, Yes! Yes! Yes!
To every luminous movement in Existence.”
—Hafiz quoted in “Power of Intention”, Dr. Wayne Dyer
“The radiance in some places is so great as to be fairly dazzling . . . every crystal, every flower a window opening into heaven, a mirror reflecting the Creator.”—John Muir
This reminds me of the section in the Christmas carol, “O Holy Night”:
“A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.”
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
“Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep. ”
I think this is a passion flower, blooming so beautifully in a low dark corner, even though it was so hard to see. It calls to mind this quote:
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
–William W. Purkey
This is a collaborative group collage I did with my friends for Amma’s Circle of Love Letters one year.
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held above by the heavens of infinity
rooted below by Mother Earth
this tree seems to be longing to unite both heaven and earth
like a bridge or conduit
in the state of be-long-ing
some parts of it wanting to touch the sky
and another part
wanting to return to its roots from which it came
and sky roots
remembering from where it came
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“Children will help you smile from your heart and to have that look of wonderment in your eyes. There is a child within everyone. The innocence and the playfulness of a child exists in all human beings. Somewhere in each one of us, a child’s joy, innocence, and faith lie dormant. We delight in searching for the child within. When we were children, we had no worries or problems; recalling these days with love, we want to return to them. This desire is felt by all living beings. The wonder and the love that ;you felt as a child will never return unless you can again play like a child. Innocence is within you, hidden deep inside. You have to rediscover it.”
—Amma, Awaken Children, Vol. 6
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