#4984 - Monday, July 29, 2013 -
Editor: Gloria Lee
Everything is new now for me.
My mind is new, the moon, the
The whole world looks rinsed with water,
washed in the rain of I am
Lalla leaps and dances inside the energy
that creates and
sustains the universe.
14th Century North Indian mystic
Q: "How are you able to smile always?"
"I do not depend on anything for my happiness."
via We Love Amma on Facebook
"Love and compassion are like the weak spots in the walls of ego. They
like a naturally occurring opening. And they are the opening we take.
If we connect with even one moment of good heart or compassion and
cherish it, our ability to open will gradually expand. Beginning to tune
even the minutest feelings of compassion or appreciation or gratitude
softens us. It allows us to touch in with the noble heart of bodhicitta on
via Daily Dharma by anipachen
"It must be immense, this silence, in which
words, sounds and movements
have room, and if one thinks that along with all
this the presence of the
distant sea also resounds, perhaps as the innermost
note in this prehistoric
harmony, then one can only wish that you are
trustingly and patiently
letting the magnificent solitude work upon you,
this solitude, this presence
which can no longer be erased from your life;
which, in everything that is in
store for you to experience and to do, will
act an anonymous influence,
continuously and gently decisive, rather as the
blood of our ancestors
incessantly moves in us and combines with our own to
form the unique,
unrepeatable being that we are at every turning of our
Excerpt from Letters to a Young Poet by RM.Rilke
Alan Larus Photography
What will happen in your life if you accept the
invitation to stillness cannot
be known ... what can be known is you will
have a larger capacity to truly
meet whatever appears.
Shinrin Yoku is a Japanese term that means
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the type of relationships that
support sustainable living.