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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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Pieces of me…

 

 

I like the way

that feels…

 

 

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It’s as if you know

me better…

 

 

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Than I ever know 

myself…

 

 

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I love how you can 

tell…

 

 

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All the pieces, pieces, pieces

of me…

 

 

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( words; Ashlee Simpson )


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)


Heart Wanders…

 

 

 Clouds heap upon clouds & it
         darkens…
        I keep gazing on the far away gloom
                                of the sky, & my

heart wanders wailing with the
restless mind.

                              ~ ` ~ Rabindranath Tagore (Gitanjali)

 

 

 

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Silence within…

 

 

Lead the mind…

 

 

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By the mind…

 

 

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bring it to silence…

 

 

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In the quiet…

 

 

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state of mind…

 

 

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when all the sound..

 

 

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ripples cease…

 

 

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The job is done…

 

 

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( location: Eravikulam National Park , Kerala, South India )

(Words : Adapted from an article by  Bramachari Chaitanya )


He & I

When words run dry,

     he does not try,

   nor do I.

 

 We are on par .

He just is.

   I just am

   & we just are.

                          ~ ` ~  Lang Leav

 

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Senses…

I smell with my ears

 

 

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I taste with my eyes

 

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I see with my hands

 

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I touch with my tongue

 

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I hear with my nose

 

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I know 

I am in my senses now.

 

 

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( Poem : Kabir das < location : Kodaikanal, a small hill town near Madurai, Tamil nadu, South India )

 

 


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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Yoga…

What does it take to actually be a

yogi, really?

Not spiritual attainment or Asana performance,

but the beautiful embrace of your

own reality.

                ~ ` ~  Mark Whit well

 

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Freedom…

Life in itself is an empty canvas, it

becomes whatsoever you paint on it.

You can paint misery,

you can paint bliss.

This freedom is your

glory.

               ~ ` ~  Osho

 

 

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You are born with wings

why prefer to crawl through life?

                            ~ ` ~  Rumi

 

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You  must love in a way that

the person you love feels

free.

                ~ ` ~  Thich Nhat Hanh

 

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Freedom is the oxygen

of the soul.

        ~ ` ~  Moshe Dayan

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And then something happened.

I let go. Lost in oblivion.

Dark & silent and complete.

I found freedom.

losing all hope was freedom.

             ~ ` ~  Fight club

 

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I can feel the gentle breeze beneath my

wings.

I can feel the warmth of the sunrise in

my face.

It’s great to be free exploring

the world.

I can be myself, contended & at peace.

                        ~ ` ~  Unknown

 

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Strenght & Dignity

I was surrounded by extraordinary women

in my life who taught me

about quiet strength & dignity.

                                             ~ ` ~ Michelle Obama

 

 

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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 )


A song…

I heard a song, a morning as I walked…
It came on as I passed…a song from far away, about a lost love. At least so I imagined,
I didn’t understand the words,
only the melody.
But in the low notes I could hear the loss one had suffered.. And in the
high notes understood too that it was a song about
something that could never be.
I had not wept in years.
But I did, there and then, on the side of a dusty street,
surrounded by strangers.
The melody stayed with me for years….


   ~ ` ~ (adapted from The memory of love, by Aminatta Forna)

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A Hug…

         

 

           Hugging is the ideal gift.

               Great for any occasion, fun to give and receive,

                    shows you care, comes with its own wrapping and,

                    of course, is fully returnable. Hugging is practically perfect.

                       No batteries to wear out, inflation-proof, nonfattening,

                        no monthly payments, theft-proof and nontaxable.”

 

                                                                         ~~ Unknown

 

 

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                       “Hugs are a means of transferring energy to

                         another person who is dear to you.

                    This will replenish depleted energy

                         at any time particularly when a dear person is sick.”
                                                                                     ~~ Unknown

 

 

 

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                          “Hugs are to pull two

                               people closer together

                          but why is it that you can never see the other

                             person’s expression when it happens?”

                                                                ~~ Unknown

 

 

 

 

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                                           My favorite place to

                                                                     be is inside of your

 

                                                                         hugs where it’s warm and loving.”

 

 

                                                                                                                ~~  unknown

 

 

 

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                                        “As long as you hold me,

                                                         I am safe from all harm.”

 

                                                                                                      ~~ Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

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                                             “Hugs are great,
                                        but when they are from the
                                  people you care most about,
                          it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside!”
                                           ~~ unknown
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                              “Sometimes it’s better to put
                                love into hugs than to
                                          put it into words.”
                                                                        ~~ Unknown
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Darkness…

 

 

                      From silence emerges

 

                                                              Everything,

 

 

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                        and everything returns

 

                                                                                   To silence…..

 

 

 

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                                        Just like …

 

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                                                   everything emerges ..

 

  

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                         and goes …

 

 

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                                     Back to darkness….

 

 

 

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Walk away…

    

                  Don’t turn round

                            ‘Cause you’re gonna see my heart

                                             Breaking

                                        Don’t turn around I don’t want you see me cry

                                                     Just walk away….

                                                 It’s tearing me apart you are

                                                                                               Leaving……

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(words : Ace Of Base )


Inner peace…

    

                          

    ”   Do not let the behavior of others

 

                                                             destroy your inner peace.

 

                                                                                                                     ~~ Dalai lama

 

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                                    My wishes for a beautiful & peaceful New year…


Grass…

                         

 

 

 

                    A child said : ‘ what is the grass ? ‘

 

            Fetching it to me with full hands.

            How could I answer the child ? I do not

                                   Know what it is any more than he.

                                                                                           ~~ Whitman 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                  …grass is probably a good thing ,

 

                       providing a home for crickets and ladybirds

                                                     and other small creatures.

 

                                                   It  wouldn’t  be much fun living on a planet where grass could not grow….

 

                                                                                                                                                            ( ~~ Ruskin bond )


Tusks…

             

                 

  ” To use silence so well:  If I could choose for people one attribute of Elephants,

 

                                                      I ‘d choose this:

 

                                                                                        ~~ Katy Payne 

 

 

                          The torn boughs trailing

 

                                                                    O’er the tusks aslant,

 

 

 

 

 

                  The saplings reeling in

 

 

                                                  the path he trod …

 

 

 

 

               

                declares his might —

 

 

                                    Our lord the Elephant

 

 

                       

 

chief of the ways of god…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

( poem by : John Lockwood Kipling )


Living with a damaged skull

                            ”   The state of mind of the photographer while

                                creating is a blank….(but ) it is a very active state

                             of mind really, a very receptive state of mind, ready

                                        at an instant to grasp an image, yet with no image

                                                        pre-formed in it at any time. “

                                                                                   ~~~~ Minor white

    Every blade of grass has it’s angel that bends over it & whispers,

                                               Grow …grow……………………….                       

                                                                                ~~~~The Talmud

         

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Letting go…

                            ”  Nothing that grieves us can be called little : by eternel laws of propotions

                                                              a child’s loss  of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown 

                                                                                           are events of the same size…”

                                                                       ~~ Mark Twain

 Pain is inevitable..suffering optional

                                         it points out to us …….


                                                      what we are holding on to the most …..

 

                                 Every thing changes , yet what is most 

                                     true   &   real always  remain…

                          Rather than thinking of liberation at  a some future time…

                                                                                           Let go.…     of little things , one at a time…