“deliverance is not for me in renunciation.
i feel the embrace of freedom
in a thousand bonds of delight.
thou ever pourest for me the fresh draught of thy wine
of various colours and fragrances,
filling this earthen vessel to the brim.
my world will light its hundred different lamps
with thy flame and place them
before the altar of thy temple.
no, i will not shut the doors of my senses.
the delights of sight and hearing and touch
will bear thy delight.
yes, all my illusions will burn
into illuminations of joy.
and all my desires ripen into fruits of love.”
“IT ONLY NEEDS A SPARK
TO GET A FIRE GOING
AND SOON ALL AROUND
ARE WARMED BY IT’S GLORY”
“what ever you can do or are dreaming to do,
let it beginn.
courage possesses genius, allmight und magical powers.
beginn it now!
(johann wolfgang von goethe)
“our thoughts are our universe.
what we are thinking, we are becoming.
that is the eternal secret.
when the spirit is settled
in the highest self,
we experience eternal bliss.”
“our deepest fear
is not that we are inadequat.
our deepest fear is that we are powerfull beyond measure.
it is our light not our darkness
that most frightens us.
we ask ourselves: who am i to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
actually, who are we not to be?
you are a child of god.
your playing small does not serve the world.
there is nothing enlightend about shrinking,
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
we are all meant to shine, as children do.
we were born to make manifest the glory of god
that is within us.
it’s not just in some of us;
it’s in everyone.
and as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people the permission
to do the same.
as we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.”
nelson mandela, at his inaugaration speech 1994