Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Lighthouse of love ♥ ♥ Il faro...dell'amore by Cosimo Antitomaso

As the vital rays of the sun nurture all, so must you spread the rays of hope in the hearts of the poor and forsaken, kindle courage in the hearts of the despondent, and light a new strength in the hearts of those who think they are failures.

Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

Monday, 28 October 2013

Learn to see God in all persons, of whatever race or creed. You will know what divine love is when you begin to feel your oneness with every human being, not before.

Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

Sunday, 27 October 2013


Perhaps love is like a resting place
A shelter from the storm
It exists to give you comfort
It is there to keep you warm
And in those times of trouble
When you are most alone
The memory of love will bring you home

Perhaps love is like a window
Perhaps an open door
It invites you to come closer
It wants to show you more
And even if you lose yourself
And don't know what to do
The memory of love will see you through

Oh, Love to some is like a cloud
To some as strong as steel

For some a way of living
For some a way to feel

And some say love is holding on
And some say letting go
And some say love is everything
And some say they don't know


And some say love is holding on
And some say letting go

And some say love is everything
Some say they don't know

Perhaps love is like the ocean
Full of conflict, full of pain
Like a fire when it's cold outside
Or thunder when it rains
If I should live forever
And all my dreams come true
My memories of love will be of you

Friday, 25 October 2013

Enjoy being the real you

Fear is the enemy of creativity. If you are anxious and worried about what you are creating, then what you are creating will not be worth very much.

Let go of your attachment to getting it right. Allow yourself to enjoy the experience of simply letting it flow.

When you are truly having fun you can create magnificent things. When you stop worrying about whether people will like it, people will love it.

The way to be great is to be authentic. The way to be authentic is to enjoy who you truly are and what you truly love.

Don’t waste a lot of time trying to guess what might matter to someone else. Put your love and effort and energy into what matters to you, and many others will benefit.

In order to give of yourself you must fully be yourself. Enjoy being the real you, and bring great value to life.

Ralph Marston

I live far off in the wild
Where moss and woods are thick and plants perfumed
I can see mountains rain or shine
And never hear market noise
I light a few leaves in my stove to heat tea
To patch my robe I cut off a cloud
Lifetimes seldom fill a hundred years
Why suffer for profit and fame? 


Thursday, 24 October 2013

real love

The ordinary human being does not know what love is.When someone's company gives you pleasure, you tend to think you love that person. But in reality it is yourself you love; your ego has been pleased by the other person's attention, that is all. Would you go on "loving" that person if he should cease to please you? What it means to love someone else more than oneself is very difficult to understand, and even more difficult for the average person to practice.

 To illustrate, I will tell you a true story of real love.

There was in India a devoted husband who loved his wife very deeply. Another man became infatuated with her. She ran away with her lover, who eventually left her without friends or funds. One day her husband came to see her. He spoke gently. "Are you through with this experience? Come home with me, if you are." She demurred. " I could not think of disgracing you further." "What do I care about the opinion of the society?" he replied. "I love you. The other man loved only your body. I love the real you - your soul. What has happened doesn't make any difference."
That was real love. The husband wasn't concerned for his honor; he was thinking only of the welfare of his beloved.

Paramahansa Yogananda

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Oh Beloved,
Take away what I want.
Take away what I do.
Take away what I need.
Take away everything
that takes me from you.


Inside this new love, die.
Your way begins on the other side. 
Become the sky.
Take an ax to the prison wall.
Escape. Walk out
like someone suddenly born into color. 
Do it now.
You're covered with thick cloud.
Slide out the side. Die,
and be quiet. Quietness is the surest 
sign that you've died.
Your old life was a frantic running 
from silence.


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Why are you so afraid to go beyond your self imposed limitations and fly?


The hardest obstacle to overcome is yourself.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Don't concern yourself with the faults of others. Use the scouring powder of wisdom to keep the rooms of your own mind bright and spotless. By your example, other persons will be inspired to do their own house cleaning.

Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda