“The one factor which connects a human being to Nature is the innate innocence within man. When we see a rainbow, or the waves of the ocean, do we still feel the innocent joy of a child? An adult who experiences a rainbow as being nothing but light waves will not know the joy and wonder of a child who sees a rainbow, or a child who is watching the waves of the ocean.”
—Amma, “Man and Nature”, p10
“The whole world is pulsing with the power of God…wave after wave of bliss. Your heart is like the shore, and the Ocean of Infinite Love is breaking on the shores of your heart.”
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”
—Henry David Thoreau
“O people of the Light, awaken to the knowledge that lives within you! Do you know your destiny- to be a light unto the worlds, a bearer of peace and harmony?”
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“Just as a star led the Magi to the Christ Child, so we are meant to be stars leading others to the Divine Love. Others are also stars for us, leading us to Divine Love. In each of us, the manifestation of Divine Love is a magnificent gift of hope and encouragement.”
—Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr from The Circle of Life, Ave Maria Press
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This is a collaborative group collage I did with my friends for Amma’s Circle of Love Letters one year.
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kingdom of present moment
ribbons like mindfulness bells
reminders to celebrate each moment
to choose happiness
to align with love
reminders to be like a child (to enter the kingdom of heaven)
they live in the present moment
what opens the gate?
love, gratitude, being present, innocence
“There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.”
“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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I like to be around children. They delight in the things I have forgotten or am too busy to notice. They remember how to live in the kingdom.
I shared in this child’s joy when she showed me her treasured feather in sky blue. Joy is something we can generate and share with others. She generated and passed on her joy to me.
I am reminded of these words from Amma:
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