Wisdom poems: “If you love”… by Ibn al-Arabi

Your task is not to seek for love,but merely to seek and find all the barrierswithin yourself that you have built against it. Then when you see what is around you asnot other-than-you, and all and everything asthe existence of the One; when you do not see anything elsewith Him or in him; but see…

A prayer shared at a United Nations Environmental Sabbath Program

  We have forgotten who we are. We have alienated ourselves from the unfolding of the cosmos We have become estranged from the movements of the earth We have turned our backs on the cycles of life. We have forgotten who we are. We have sought only our own security We have exploited simply for…

A quote from the Bhagavad Gita about our Oneness

  For one who sees with the eyes of the heart, rather than the senses, the world looks different; the blades of grass, the song of the birds, the drops of dew, all are seen to be none other than the One Life that surrounds us in every moment.  They see the One in every…

Quote from Nikos Kazantzakis on the hidden meaning of things

Everything in the world has a hidden meaning. Men, animals, trees, stars, they are all hieroglyphics. When you see them you do not understand them. You think they are really men, animals, trees, stars. It is only years later that you understand. —Nikos Kazantzakis

A quote from Richard Rohr on aboriginal wisdom and our interconectedness

“Karl Jaspers calls the primal connection that the first people had with the universe Pre-Axial Consciousness. David Suzuki finds this Pre-Axial Consciousness among aboriginal people today as well. “Aboriginal people do not believe they end at their skin or fingertips. The earth as mother is real to them, and their history, culture and purpose are…

First Nations peoples’ poems: “Like a hawk” by M. Linda Steffey

A Spiritual And Inspirational Poem from All-Creatures.org Spiritual and Inspirational poetry that touch the heart and soul, and provoke the mind. LIKE A HAWK My heart soars like a hawk When I dream of past moons Drifting through my mind Like waves in blue lagoons… My people were once proud And lived with Nature’s ways…

From Nisargadatta Maharaj: “I am not my body….”

I am not my body, nor do I need it. I am the witness only. I have no shape of my own. You are so accustomed to think of yourself as bodies having consciousness that you just cannot imagine consciousness as having bodies. Once you realize that bodily existence is but a state of mind,…