To Love Much

The important thing

is not to think much

but to love much,

and so to do whatever best

awakens you to love.

~St. Teresa Of Ávila

(1515-1582, Spanish Mystic)


Eternal Now

You are always entering

through the doorway

of this very moment.

There is no retreat.

No heading for the exits.

Just a continual “going in”

to this eternal now.

~Gary Thorp

(Jazz pianist, marine biologist, Zen teacher)


We can think of attention

as the leader of our brain.

Wherever our attention goes,

the rest of the brain follows.

Whatever we pay attention to

the brain amplifies.

~Amishi Jha

(Director of Contemplative Neuroscience

for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative University of Miami)

Communication From God

God is spirit.

Unfortunately, the physical instruments of the body

cannot pick up God’s spiritual messages.

To receive spiritual communication from the Divine,

we need to be in tune with another system of reception,

known as the soul.

The soul, made of spirit,

is attuned to spiritual vibrations

and can receive communication from God.

The soul can receive communication

from regions beyond the physical realm.

Meditation opens us up

to the higher vibrations from these realms.

Our soul is really not traveling

in physical space during meditation.

We talk about “higher” realms,

but they do not exist in a vertical progression through space

as we know it on earth.

Rather, all the regions exist concurrently

and only differ in their level of vibration.

~Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj

(1946 to pres., Author, Scientist,

Mystic Adept of Light and Sound Current Yoga,

Leader of Science of Spirituality and

International Movements for World Peace)


In the point of rest

at the center of our being,

we encounter a world

where all things are at rest

in the same way.

Then a tree becomes a mystery,

a cloud a revelation,

each person a cosmos of whose riches

we can only catch glimpses.

The life of simplicity is simple,

but it opens to us a book

in which we never get beyond

the first syllable.

~Dag Hammarskjöld

(1905-1961, Swedish economist, diplomat,

second Secretary-General of the United Nations)

Emptiness Explained

Try to think of that flower

without the soil from which it grows,

without the sunlight

that helps it grow and illuminates it,

without the very space in which it stands,

or without the particular time in which it is there.

Suddenly you no longer have a flower at all.

~Filip Holm

(Swedish theologian)