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Apply Within…

 

 

You once told me

 
You wanted to find

 
Yourself in the world –

 

 

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And I told you to

 
First apply within,

 
To discover the world

 
within you.

 

 

 

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You once told me

 
You wanted to save

 
The world from all its wars –

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And I told you to

 
First save yourself

 
From the world,

 
And all the wars

 

 
Through.

 

 

 

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( words : APPLY WITHIN by Suzy Kassem” )


In Rhythm…

Find yourself always…

 

 

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In rhythm…

 

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Even if you go out

 

Of step…

 

 

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Come back again

 

…remember to fall in line again…

 

 

 

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Remain with nature…

 

Move on…

 

 

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(Words:Osho )


Wise man…2

 

A wise man once said

Nothing…

                     ~ ` ~ zen saying

 

 

 

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Older wisdom…

 

Since we are the youngest children of creation,
our accumulated wisdom is young, too, and so I 
search outside of the tiny and fragile box of 
humankind’s insight and understanding for the
older wisdom, the more ancient and enduring
healing.

               …I have documented the rich insights and mercies
brought to my life by my animal kin…I write about


the empowerment of meaningful and healing
relationships.
Many of mine are with animals and nature.


                                        ~ ` ~ Susan Chernak Mcelroy

 

 

 

 

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Enduring & Real…

To look for a form or search 

for a 

sound

is to stumble down the

wrong path .

The wisdom that cannot be thought,

alone reveals that which

is enduring and

real…

 

   ~ ` ~   Zen

 

 

 

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Who Am I …?

I am That  I am..

I am that which I have created myself to be.

                             ~ ` ~ The Gita

 

 

 

 

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I am the answer you were not

expecting…

 

 

 

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I exist 

As I am.

That is enough.

             ~ ` ~ Walt Whitman

 

 

 

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Knowing yourself is the beginning of

all

wisdom.

       ~ ` ~ Aristotle

 

 

 

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Many have an Image of me.

Few get the

picture…

 

 

 

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I regret opening up to 

some people.

They didn’t deserve to 

know me like that.

    ~ ` ~ Gold-Kushkloudz

 

 

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Wondering on 

myself,

by myself,

for myself…

 

 

 

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I am a thinker

Not a talker…

 

 

 

 

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I have travelled 

through madness

to 

find me…

 

 

 

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Don’t ask 

anyone 

but me,

about me…

 

 

 

 

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I am shy at first but…

I do the stupidest random

things when I 

get comfortable

with someone…

 

 

 

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hate being

Shy…

 

 

 

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Never have I dealt with 

anything more

difficult than my

own soul…

 

 

 

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You don’t know me…

I put back my pieces,

differently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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( words: Internet )


Heart seeks…

 

 

From the clamor of crowds I flee,
my heart seeks

 
The kind of silence that would

 
mesmerize speech itself.

 

 

                              ~ ` ~ An Urdu poem 

 

 

 

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A Soul’s journey…

 

Art is the journey of

a

free soul.

                   ~ ` ~ Alev Oguz

 

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take your journey

change your body

find your

soul

 

 

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U don’t have a soul

you are a soul

You have a body

          ~ ` ~  C.S Lewis

 

 

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Quiet the mind

&

the soul will 

speak

       ~ ` ~ Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

 

 

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In a world where

everyone wears a 

mask,

It’s a privilege to see

a soul.

                       ~ ` ~ Anon 

 

 

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You have a 

 

soul…

(more…)


Born Fisherman…

 

 

You were born to be a fisherman as the 

fish was born to be a 

fish…

 

 

 

 

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You loved him when 

he was

alive…

 

 

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and you loved him

after…

 

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Fishing kills me exactly 

as it keeps me

alive…

 

 

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( words: Ernest Hemingway ~ ` ~ The old man & the sea )


Seeking you…

 

What you 

 

see

 

is seeking

 

YOU.

~ ` ~   Rumi

 

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Artist…

 

The deep layers

 
of art contains

 
the soul of the

 
artist
                             ~ ` ~ Vladimir Kandelaki

 

 

 

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Ecstasy…

 

There is no greater 

Ecstasy

than to know who you

are

~ ` ~ osho

 

 

 

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Art…

 

Art is both love and friendship and

 understanding:

the desire to give.

 

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It is not charity, which is the giving

of things.

 

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It is more than kindness, which is

the giving of self.

 

 

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It is both taking and giving of beauty, the turning

out to the light of the inner folds of the awareness

of the spirit.

 

 

 

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It is the recreation on another plane of

 the realities of the world;

 

 

 

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The tragic and wonderful realities of earth

and men…

 

 

 

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and all the interrelations

of these.

 

 

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(words: Ansel Adams)


Wise man…

 

 A wise man

 

                         Once said 

 

                                                      Nothing…

 

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Dive…

If you are 

falling

dive…

 

   ~ ` ~  Joseph Campbell 

 

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Burst forth…

 

There is something fierce &

terrible in me,

eligible to burst forth.

I dare not tell it in

words.

                         ~ ` ~ Walt Whitman

 

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Time…

 

Being with you & not
being with you
is the only way I
have to measure
time.


~ ` ~ Jorge Luis Borges

 

 

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Happiness…

 

On a cloudy day, the clouds hide the sun,

but the sun is always there in

the sky…

Like the sun, happiness is often hidden by

the clouds of thoughts & worries…

 

 

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You have to scatter &dissolve the clouds to

experience it…

 

 

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All you have to do is calm down your mind &

feelings, because when there is a quiet mind

& inner peace, happiness emerges 

from within you…

 

 

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You don’t have to create happiness, because though

you may not believe it, it is a part of your

essence , but is just hidden…

 

 

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happiness is there within you.

just calm your mind & stay relaxed...

 

 

 

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…what you need to do is strive not to allow

your feelings get upset by

your memories...

 

 

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Inner peace & happiness are inter connected.

you want more happiness ?

Learn to calm your mind make 

it less restless…

 

 

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It is an inseparable part of your consciousness,

of your essence, & comes out

where your mind

  is free from disturbing &

constant thinking…

 

 

 

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...when the mind gets quiet you experience the

happiness in you…

 

 

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...the treasure is there , whether you see it

or not. so is happiness.

 

 

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…it is always here , only hidden by

constant thinking

& worries…

 

 

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Do not let worries 

hide

your 

Happiness…

 

 

 

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Location : Samanar Hills ( Jain hills) keelakuilkudi, Near Madurai, Tamil Nadu. India (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samanar_Hills)

Words: adapted from an article by  Remez Sasson

 


Soul’s Freedom…

 

          Witness & stand back 
         from nature,
                 that is the first step to 

                                the soul’s 
                          freedom.

~ ` ~ Sri Aurobindo

 

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I heard…

 

One day I stopped, I listened and

              I heard the most beautiful sound

                    …My soul.

                                               ~ ` ~ Zen

 

 

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Soul…

 

 

     Souls recognize each 

other

by vibes…

not by 

appearances…

 

 

 

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Where ever you

stand

be the soul

of the place.

           ~ ` ~  Rumi

 

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Friendship is composed 

of a single soul.

Inhabiting 

two bodies.

        ~ ` ~  Plautus

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The soul

cannot 

live without love.

 

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You are a spirit , you 

have a soul and you

live in a body.

              ~ ` ~ Pedro Okoro

 

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( Picture : Indian Gaur )


Roots…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     May be you are searching

                 among the branches

                for what only appears

                in the roots.

 

                                      ~ ` ~ Rumi

 

 

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  If art is to nourish the roots of our

                        culture, society must set the artist free to

                                            follow his vision wherever it takes him.

                                                                       ~ ` ~  john. F. Kennedy

 

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              Everything you see has its

      roots in the unseen

                 world.

                  The forms may change, yet the essence

                                           remains the same.

                                                                  ~ ` ~ Rumi

 

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                You can have more than

                              one home.

               You can carry your roots with you & decide

                              where they grow.

                       ~ ` ~  Henning Mankell

 

 

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            Each person leaves a legacy — a single,

                    small piece of herself, which makes richer

                          each individual life & the collective life of

                                                     humanity as a whole.

                                   ~ ` ~ Unknown

 

 

 

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     To be rooted is perhaps

               the most important

                  and least recognised need

                  of a human soul.

                                                    ~ ` ~ Simone Weil

 

 

 

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Courage…

  It’s a love 

              affair 

                        with 

                the unknown

                                                       ~ ` ~ Osho

 

 

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Faithful…

 

 

I meant what I said,
and I said what I meant.
An elephant is faithful,
one hundred percent.

                                                       ~ ` ~ Dr Seuss

 

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