“Don’t go outside your house to see the flowers. My friend, don’t bother with that excursion. Inside your body there are flowers. One flower has a thousand petals. That will do for a place to sit. Sitting there you will have a glimpse of beauty inside the body and out of it, before gardens and […]

being values

“Plant So that your own heart Will grow. […]   Sing Because this is a food Our starving world Needs.   Laugh Because that is the purest Sound.” –Hafiz

“Any movement or sound is a profession of faith, as the millstone grinding is explaining how it believes in the river! No metaphor can say this, but I can’t stop pointing to the beauty. Every moment and place says, ‘Put this design in your carpet!’” –Rumi

self-observation self-awareness

“If you want great wealth, and that which lasts forever, wake up! If you want to shine with the love of the Beloved, wake up! You’ve slept a hundred nights, and what has it brought you? For your Self, for your God, wake up! Wake up! Sleep no more.” –Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273)

leafy path

“The effect and the purpose of Self-awareness is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.”

spiritual centeredness

“There is nothing critical, there is nothing urgent, except Self-awareness.” ­–Sahajananda

“How wonderful, how marvelous, how perfect, how complete. Everything in existence is just like this.” –Buddha