To see a world in a grain of sand,
And Heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour.
He who binds himself to a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
He who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity´s sun rise"
~ Wm. Blake ♥
I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a little magic waiting somewhere beyond the morning. ~ J.B.Priestley
The appearance of things changes according to the emotions and thus we see the beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.
~ K Gibran ♥
Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot, seek the path that demands your whole being. ~ Buddha ♥
Leave that which is not, but appears to be. Seek that which is, but is not apparent. ~ Rumi ♥
These are some of the most common symptoms of 'inner peace'... if you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms.... you're doing something right!
- A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.
- An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
- A loss of interest in judging other people.
- A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
- A loss of interest in conflict.
- A loss of the ability to worry.
- Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
- Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
- Frequent attacks of smiling.
- An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.
~ Saskia Davis ©1984 ♥
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Be conscious of every day that is given to you, because that day is never ever going to come back.
That which you think is yours but can be taken away is not really yours. There is one thing that is within you that no one can take away from you...That's yours.
This head is very good at turmoil - this heart is very good at calming.
People try to control the mind, but it is not in the nature of the mind to be controlled. The mind will tell you, “Catch me. Control me,” and it will make you run around like a dog trying to catch its own tail.
Peace is a feeling, an undeniable feeling not born of thought.
Peace is not necessary in the mind; it is necessary in the heart. The mind and intellect cannot capture peace. They have a different function.
Peace, joy, and true happiness are not subjects for thought. They can only be felt. There is a feeling behind being alive. There are no explanations for it. It is the feeling that one has to get to—because that is where there is comfort, that is where there is joy, that is where there is satisfaction. It is in that feeling that we need to live our lives.
Somehow, we think that we need an explanation of what peace is, but peace cannot be explained; it can only be felt.
Peace is not just something nice to have; it is something we need to feel. We need the solid footing of peace in our existence. That is why this journey is so important.
How do we prepare ourselves to accept that what we are looking for is within? First, we need to turn down the noise of the distractions on the outside so we can see the contrast between what comes from the outside and what can be felt within.
When we begin to feel that contrast, it becomes easier and easier to see that the peace, the beauty, the joy that we are looking for are already within. Then the acceptance grows that there is a world within.
In the heart of every human being resides God. In the temple of the heart, I too, feel that feeling - that within me resides that beauty, that power. It is no coincidence that when I turn within, my heart is filled with joy. The blessing is joy. The blessing is peace. In my life, I have to choose that every single day.
Today, a breath came into me and brought me the gift of life.
For this, I am filled with gratitude.
For this, I'm eternally thankful because today I am alive.
What does that mean?
When I am in that thankfulness, aware of what I have been given, it doesn't have to mean anything.
When your child was a little baby and looked at you and just smiled one of those smiles that melted you, did it have to mean anything?
In that moment, all that was needed was a smile back, and everything was said.
I don't think there is enough paper on the face of this earth to write what it meant.
~ Prem Rawat ♥
Sowing Only Seeds of Love