1. Be Impeccable With Your Word Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using words to speak against yourself or gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. 2. Don’t Take Anything Personally Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do – Read More –
Certain Thoughts Are Too Attractive To Just Let Pass By….
The personal sense of self is made up
of a whole bunch of thoughts
that attention has held on to.
Certain thoughts are too attractive
to just let pass by
and so attention holds on to them,
chews on them, elaborates on them.
And because attention has given itself
to a thought in this way,
the thought sticks around,
it becomes part of the personal self,
of who you think you are.
and you identify with it.
Because you identify with it,
it comes back
and you identify with it again
and in this way it strengthens.
It is constantly reinforcing itself in this way
as a personal sense of who you think you are.
My grandfather introduced me to Nina Simone when I was very young…love her music! And I love how this remix combines the classic with the contemporary! I also appreciate the artistry of this vid…enjoy! :)
There are sometimes those moments when tragedies seem to happen all at once in different parts of the world. Despite lives lost in casualties of war (at home and abroad) on a daily basis, there are some events that take over the media’s attention due to the sheer number of casualties or non-sensical nature of – Read More –
I belong to no religion. My religion is Love. Every heart is my temple. – Rumi Photo source: lovely young girl blowing bubbles outside of a mosque (Jerusalem)
How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward. -Spanish proverb Photo source: fun :) (children in Bali)
DEAR SAGE: I really appreciate your inspirational posts…and I know that you don’t deal strictly with relationships, but I have a love question. I’m desperately seeking my Prince Charming and the fairy-tale marriage and children but it never seems to work out right! What do I need to do to get it right?! Please help. – Read More –
There is a Sufi story told by Rumi which goes like this: Two beggars came to the door of a house. One was immediately satisfied, and given a piece of bread. He went away. The second was kept waiting for her morsel. Why? The first beggar was not greatly liked; he was given stale bread. – Read More –
Oh Companion That Abode Is Unmatched,
Where My Complete Beloved Is.
In that Place There Is No Happiness or Unhappiness,
No Truth or Untruth
Neither Sin Nor Virtue.
There Is No Day or Night, No Moon or Sun,
There Is Radiance Without Light.
There Is No Knowledge or Meditation
No Repetition of Mantra or Austerities,
Neither Speech Coming From Vedas or Books.
Doing, Not-Doing, Holding, Leaving
All These Are All Lost Too In This Place.
No Home, No Homeless, Neither Outside or Inside,
Micro and Macrocosm Are Non-Existent.
Five Elemental Constituents and the Trinity Are Both Not There
Witnessing Un-struck Shabad Sound is Also Not There.
No Root or Flower, Neither Branch or Seed,
Without a Tree Fruits are Adorning,
Primordial Om Sound, Breath-Synchronized Soham,
This and That – All Are Absent, The Breath Too Unknown
Where the Beloved Is There is Utterly Nothing
Says Kabir I Have Come To Realize.
Whoever Sees My Indicative Sign
Will Accomplish the Goal of Liberation.