“Silence is not silent. Silence speaks. It speaks most eloquently. Silence is not still. Silence leads. It leads most perfectly.” ~ Sri Chinmoy
This is the beginning to an inward journey. This leads you to listen more strongly to that inner vision that sings so powerfully.
This leads you to you.
“You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.” ~ Sharon Gannon
Asanas are known as the physical practice of yoga. Yoga itself is almost entirely a mental practice, the physical practice being a tool used to get deeper.
That being said, a physical practice of yoga is very powerful for the body and mind, as well!
And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth: “You owe me.” Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky. ~Rumi
Perhaps it should be more obvious to us, but I don’t think that love lives in the same home as expectation and resentment.
I think love lives in the house of patience, infinite courtesy, a house where I can choose to bow down to the universe in you where we shall meet in servitude.
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ~ Buddha
It’s just a suggestion, not a command. It’s a point of contemplation, not something to consume. It’s a finger touch away, not a flight or a foreign sunset.
It’s you. You. Yourself.
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” ~ William Shakespeare
Have you ever thought about what the difference is between seeing something you love, and knowing something that you love?
Or perhaps it’s better put, is it love if we put conditions upon our love, only loving if a person acts or behaves in a certain way we approve?
I really needed to hear this today. Maybe you did too.
I have come to drag you out of yourself,
and take you in my heart.
I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had
and lift you like a prayer to the sky.
love & pranams,