A quote from Ramana Maharshi on “Grace”

Grace is always present. You imagine it is something somewhere high in the sky, far away, and has to descend. It is really inside you, in your Heart, and the moment you effect subsidence or merger of the mind into its Source, grace rushes forth, sprouting as from a spring within you. —Ramana Maharshi

POEMS: “The Work of Happiness” by May Sarton

The Work of Happiness I thought of happiness, how it is woven Out of the silence in the empty house each day And how it is not sudden and it is not given But is creation itself like the growth of a tree. No one has seen it happen, but inside the bark Another circle…

POEMS: “Turn inward” by Mystic Meandering

Turn Inward… Turn… inward, toward “The Silence;” The Light in your Heart; the space of Pure Awareness… Turn from the voices of an unconscious world; the voices of confusion, hatred, and ignorance; the ones who distract you from *knowing* the Truth of who you are… ~ Turn ~ Turn and Listen in the deep Silence,…

A wisdom quote from Herman Hesse on the things we see…

“The things we see,” Pistorius said softly, “are the same things that are within us. There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself. You can…

Short Poems: “Listen” by Kabir

Listen Listen Hiding in this cage of visible matter is the invisible lifebird pay attention she is singing your song Kabir Sushil Rao version

POEMS: “The spirit is the bouquet of nature” by Joseph Campbell

art by Bridget Voth “The spirit is the bouquet of nature”    The divine manifestation is ubiquitous, our eyes are not open to it. Awe is what moves us forward. Live from your own center. The divine lives within you. The separateness apparent in the world is secondary. Beyond the world of opposites is an…

POEMS: “Beyond spirituality” by Mystic Meandering

“Beyond spirituality” Beyond the “cloak of spirituality” that we wear, in its many guises, is the unconditioned Nature of our own Being – the “Genuine Self”, the “Authentic Self”, the “Precious Pearl” at the depths of Beingness; not the super-imposed conditioning of belief systems, but the pure state of Being from deep within the Quietness…

ZEN POEMS: “I Am The Dreamer” by Wu Wei

“I Am The Dreamer” I am the dreamer I always knew that I would be Constantly shielding my beliefs from the corruption of reality. They measure a man by the scale of his wealth Not the depth of his ability to love Morality is seized as the unique possession Of those who believe in an…