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Mother…

 

Mother

Who,s 

Always

There…

 

 

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The Muse…

 

One must give himself completely

 
To his art and not hold back.

 
Throw caution to the

 
Wind.

 
Embrace the muse.

 


•~•    Harley King

 

 

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Always Home…

 

Where are we

Going?

Always home

 

 

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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” )


Journey…

 

 

Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s

about un-becoming everything that isn’t 

really you, so you can be who you were

meant to be in the

first place.

~ ` ~ Paulo  Coelho 

 

 

 

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Let’s Pause…

 

 

Too often in life we pass by
Important things.

 
Let’s pause, change perspective &

 
See things more clearly.

 
          ~`~ Sergio de silva

 

 

 

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( Corbett national park,India)


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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Fishing…

Every day is a new day.

It is better to be lucky…

 

 

 

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but I would rather be exact.

Then when luck comes

you are ready…

 

 

 

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To hell with 

luck…

 

 

 

 

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I ‘ll bring the luck 

with me…

 

 

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My big fish must be

somewhere…

 

 

 

 

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As wave is driven by 

each wave…

 

 

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The world breaks everyone..

and afterward…

 

 

 

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some are strong at

the broken place…

 

 

 

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But man is not made

of defeat …

 

 

 

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a man can be destroyed..

but not

defeated…

 

 

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Men go fishing all their 

lives..

without realizing,

 

 

 

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its not the fish 

they are after 

(~ ` ~ Henry David )

 

 

 

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Fishing is much more than 

fish…

 

 

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It is the great occasion when we may

return to the fine simplicity 

of our forefathers…

( ~ ` ~ Herbert Hoover )

 

 

 

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( Words: Ernest Hemingway )


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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Breathe in…

 

 

Breathe in with the deep awareness that you are a 

human being.

Then breathe out and touch the earth,

a non-man element, as your mother.

Visualize the streams of water beneath the Earth’s

surface.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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See the minerals .See our Mother Earth, the Mother of

us all.

Then bring your arms up and breathe in again, touching the

trees, flowers, fruits, birds, squirrels, air and sky– the

non-elements.

 

 

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When your head is touching the air, the sun, the moon,

the galaxies, the cosmos–non-man elements that have

come together in order to make man possible–you see

that all of the elements are coming into you to make your

being possible.

 

 

 

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Breathing in again, stretch your arms and be aware that you also penetrate other 

elements.

 

 

 

 

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Man helps make the other elements possible.

 

( Words : Thich Nhat Hanh  )

 


Alert…

Zen is an effort

to become
alert &

aware.
                              ~ ` ~ Osho

 

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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 )


To heal…

 

Connect with nature..”silence the mind”

&the soul will know what to do 

to heal itself…

 

The soul always knows what to do 

to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.

                       ~ ` ~ Caroline myss

 

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Healing doesn’t mean the damage never

existed.

It means the damage no longer controls

our lives.

                   ~ ` ~ Akshay Dubey

 

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Healing yourself is connected

with healing

others.

                 ~ ` ~ Yoko Ono

 

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Anything covered up

won’t get

healed…

 

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It has been said “time heals “all wounds.

I do not agree.The wounds remain.

In time , the mind , protecting the sanity , covers

them with scar tissue &  the pain lessens.

but it is never gone.

           ~ ` ~ Rose Kennedy

 

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As soon as healing takes place. 

go out & heal somebody else.

                     ~ ` ~ Maya Angelou

 

 

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Mourning is love with

no place to go…

 

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We do not heal the past by dwelling

there; we heal the past by living fully

in the present.

                                  ~ ` ~ Marianne Williamson

 

 

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some days the memories still

knock the wind out of 

me…

 

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Not all scars show

not all wounds heal

sometimes you can’t

always see the pain’

someone else feels…

 

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Your own healing is a powerful

contribution to the healing of

everyone…

 

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When you can tell your story &

it doesn’t make you cry, you

know you have healed…

 

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They say time heals all wounds , but 

that presumes the source of the 

grief is finite.

                             ~ ` ~ Cassandra Clare

 

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Sometimes your heart needs

more time to accept what

your mind already knows…

 

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Soul menders…

 

The way of these gentle giants..

&

how they heal us are

mysterious…

 

 

 

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They are some of the most 

accomplished

&

accessible

 

 

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healers we may

ever

meet…

 

 

 

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there is power that resides

in the heart of

species…

 

 

 

 

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that..is 

exponentially

higher than ..the power of any 

individual…

 

 

 

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The desire to know your

soul

will end all 

other desires.

                   ~ ` ~ Rumi

 

 

 

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My soul is my

guide.

                     ~ ` ~ Rumi

 

 

 

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( words adapted from; “Animals as healers “.. pictures taken at Kaziranga national park,India )


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…)


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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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 )


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…

 

 

     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 )


The Bud…

 

 

 

   And the day came when the risk 


to remain tight in a bud was more


painful than the risk


it took to blossom.


~ ` ~   Anais Nin

 

 

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Stop Looking…

   

 

                   Stop looking for happiness

 
                              in the same place you

 
                                           lost it.
                                                      ~ ` ~ Unknown  

 

 

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