Love Liberates


Love liberates. It doesn’t just holdthat’s ego. Love liberates. It doesn’t bind. Love says, ‘I love you. I love you if you’re in China. I love you if you’re across town. I love you if you’re in Harlem. I love you. I would like to be near you. I’d like to have your arms around me. I’d like to hear your voice in my ear. But that’s not possible now, so I love you. Go.’”

Maya Angelou

Spring



It was fragrant and softthe softest air I’d ever known
and dark, and mysterious, and buzzing. 

Jack Kerouac

What Is It?


What is it that so many people find enchanting in animals?
Their essencetheir Beingis not covered up by the mind,
as it is in most humans.

And whenever you feel that essence in another,
you also feel it in yourself.

Eckhart Tolle

Gratitude


Whatever it is,
I cannot understand it,
although gratitude
stubbornly overcomes me
until I’m reduced to tears.

Saigyō

Duality



You cannot by any means diverge from the Tao. You may love life or you may loathe it, yet your loving and loathing are themselves manifestations of life.

If you seek union with Reality your very seeking is Reality, and how can you say that you have ever lost union?

Alan Watts