Once I just got an idea to capture the facebook updates that I was sharing, those that had touched me along with the links.
And then I thought, why not share a collection of them on my blog?
So here it is.. some,maybe all of these may speak to you..
And you may like to cut-paste the link onto a new page to see what was the conversation that happened then..
Someday I will put the links in a format that you can click directly- for now, this may suffice.
“Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words “make” and “stay” become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free.” ~ Tom Robbins- via Glenda Anderson
”All of creation is conspiring to shower us with blessings. Life is crazily in love with us- brazenly and innocently in love with us. The universe always gives us exactly what we need, exactly when we need it. The winds and the tides on our side forever and ever, amen. The fire and the rain are scheming to steal our impossible pain. – Rob Brezsny in his book, Pronoia- is the antidote to Paranoia http://www.pronoia.org
”When God wants to hide something from us, He keeps it right in front of us”. ~ Antony De Mello.-
The flow of life..
That honors the strife..
And sees verily that
Stepping out of flow
Stepping into a larger flow..
Can we ever ever fall out of grace? 😉
… The urge to go deeper instead of wider, the urge to go inside instead of outside, the urge to be silent instead of talking .. Is I am seeing not in opposition to going wider, outside or talking … But is an invitations to deepen those movements.. silence can deepen talking, depth can enrich width, the inner can make the outer flourish ..
Find a Master who is like the Sun. Go to His house In the middle of the night. Smash a window. Act like a great burglar- Jump in. Now, Gather all your courage- Throw yourself into His bed! He will probably kill you. Fantastic- That’s the whole idea!!! :))) – Hafiz
When perplexed by someone’s action/inaction.. I find it useful to ask – not – why is s/he doing this- but- ask in the silence of my heart.. ‘how is this a loving response of life itself that speaks through
Letting go of something, someone or some idea/ habit.. Does not mean deleting it from our life. It simply means developing a new healthier relationship with it..
Ever noticed: What major plans cant do with a lot of struggle, life does spontaneously, often effortlessly.. to shift lives, careers, families and more! Lets listen to life..
When fear surfaces, life is an inviting me to love myself.. to release old patterns.. to watch.. and see the play of it all.. and play the game honestly!
There is a way to disengage by avoiding reality and then there is a way to detach while acknowledging and honoring reality.
Healing is simply Seeing clearly.
While the many stories seem very Real,
Reality is a whole different story 😉
Its very interesting to see that often a completely different set of people resonate with different status updates.. and of course there are some who resonate with it all! 😉 We contain multitudes..
Sainkadon hain mere andar, naa sabhi ko janoon
Sainkadon hain tere andar, kaise main pehchanoon?
Shaayar ki jab ghazal sunee, dil kaa taar khinchaa jo…
Sur tere mere dil kaa, jab ek hi ho toh maanoon!
’The beauty of all existence
Rests within you;
Heaven peers from your two eyes.
Compare yourself with another,
Watch how quickly the light goes out…
– Tao of Healing, Haven Trevino
Andar jhaanko toh jannat kaa ahsaas
Baahar taako to jahannum hai paas
Kaisi ajab paheli hai tu, Zindagi…
Bada hi mushkil hai jaan-naa tera Raaz
You’ve made a shaayar of me, Kiran! I’m impressed!
Tof pune sept 2011
Perhaps the most beautiful change of name i have seen is
Vishal Singh to Wishall Sing 😉
… Thoughts are not meant to believed or disbelieved… They are meant to be laughed at maybe, or played with.. Stories… Views.. Ideas.. Paradigms.. There is a place beyond that… There Is..
a recent chat with a dear friend (we have been trying to meet for a while! ;-))
friend: bhai .. kya haal?
me: changa. aap?
friend: mast. dooba dooba rahta hu kaam mein
me: hmmmm…. aur kya zindagi mein doobna ishe kehte hain ya iss se kuch alag cheez hai voh?
How is it a measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. ~Jiddu Krishnamurthy. viaAnil Dagia
Life is speaking and listening to life.. the rest is a story… and in some ways
a satori 😉
”Before we can receive the unbiased truth about anything,we have to be ready to ignore what we would like to be true.” said Ann Davies.
She also said,
“Before we can receive the entire truth about anything,” said Ann Davies,
“we have to love it.”
from Rob Brezny’s newsletter and book, ‘Pronoia is the antidote to Paranoia’
Knowing when to invade and when to avoid, when to stand on the edge and when to walk away.. is perhaps at the heart of awareness in relationships..
Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
tlll the right action arises by itself?
– Lao Tsu, (Stephen Mitchell rendition)
Sometimes, listening is like dying.
Sometimes spontaneous action in half hour can accomplish what has been postponed for weeks! I often wonder what brings this energy.. and what takes it away 😉
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH-z5kmVhzU&feature=youtu.be (via Deepti Gujar)
A strand from a chat with Rajesh.. I asked him: ‘Is it possible to sense how much more one has to travel?’ he was silent and then said.. whats coming to me is ‘the more intensity with which u ask this question, the longer you will need to travel’ 😉 thats rajesh for you!
Is there something beyond liberation?
… We can all shift from making ‘judgements’ to making ‘discernments’ ..
Boy, what ever you is
and where ever you is,
don’t be what you ain’t,
because when you is
what you ain’t, you isnt.
– Uncle Remus – opening quote of the lovely book that made me love and accept myself more. ‘Delivered from distraction’ – Edward Hallowell
First, be kind and loving to yourself
As you would love a child;
Allow spontaneity and play in your work
And know the effortless healing
Of God’s indiscriminate laughter
– Tao of Healing, Haven Trevino
Muhammad said, “Woman prevails over the wise and intelligent; while the ignorant dominate over her” Woman is a ray of God. You could say: she is creative, not created. – the awesome Rumi in ‘Mathnawi’
Have you noticed how
– mobiles can immobilise?
– facebook can enable us to face life or run away from it? (efface)
If you are truly open-minded, you can never say ‘I am totally open’
hidden subtle intentions not congruent with actions create an energy which is not harmonious. learning to be transparent with myself about my subtle intentions and bringing them in alignment with my actions.