Real Power

We are powerful beyond measure, and so deeply vulnerable at the same time. This may seem like a dichotomy, but it isn’t. We have misunderstood real power. It has been something assertive, non-surrendering, pushing on through. This is not real power. This is simply willfulness. Real power is something else- receptivity, openness, the courage to keep your heart open on the darkest of days, the strength to feel it all even when the odds are stacked against you. Real power is showing up with your heart on your sleeve and absolutely refusing to waste one moment of your life hidden behind edginess and armor. -Jeff Brown

From Shaman Tube and Goddess of Sacred Sex

Love is a magic ray
emitted from the burning core
of the soul
and illuminating
the surrounding earth.

Photo: Love is a magic ray 
emitted from the burning core 
of the soul 
and illuminating 
the surrounding earth. 
It enables us 
to perceive life 
as a beautiful dream 
between one awakening 
and another. 
~Kahlil Gibran

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Love is the goal
Life is the journey

"Take your seat on the shore. Listen to the ancient voice in the waves. Taste the salt of life on your tongue. Run your fingers through the eternal sand. Breathe deeply. If you find yourself worrying about your cell phone and emails, if you find yourself feeling guilty that you should be doing “something important,” breathe deeply again. And again. Breathe deeply until every fabric of your being is reminded that this, being here, is your top priority. This is peace. This is wisdom. The work is a means to living, but this is the living."


"You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need." ~ Anonymous

"Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving."—Albert Einstein

The strong shore is my beloved
And I am his sweetheart.

I quench his thirst and submerge his
Heart; he softens my voice and subdues
My temper

At dawn I recite the rules of love upon
His ears, and he embraces me longingly.

As the tide comes we caress each other,
When it withdraws, I drop to his feet in
Prayer.~ Kahlil Gibran♥

The Poetry of Yoga

by Janet Arnold-Grych from The Poetry of Yoga Volume 2, page 41

In the beginning,
With each unraveling of the mat,
We are anxious to add to our garden,
To gather the beautiful buds,
And coax each asana to open quickly.
Feet in the dirt we stand,
Sometimes for the first time,
Connecting earth to muscle and muscle to sky,
The energy of an immense lineage
Pulsing with promise.
But as the poses settle,
As we settle,
We find that yoga’s true gift is not about more
But less.
The outline of the poses remain the same.
Yet when the space between is fed,
When ease replaces expectation,
When patience replaces petals,
We find that the asanas are no longer
About holding on,
But letting go.
And in that release,
Without judgment or force to impede,
Breath floods in,
Releasing the mind and freeing the heart.
Through yoga,
We find
That core of serene nothingness,
And learn that in letting go,
We gain everything.


Red Lentils

1 cup red lentils
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp paprika or chilli powder
1 tsp tumeric powder
1 tsp corriander seeds
6 cloves
5 cm piece cinamon
4 green cardomoms
1 cup grated or desiccated coconut
4 black peppercorns
4 cloves garlic
2 tbsp ghee
2 chopped onions

Wash the dal & leave to soak for an hour. Drain & boil in a little water with salt & tumeric till soft. Meanwhile, heat ghee & fry the onion, garlic & ginger till golden. Stir in cumin & corriander powder & fry for a few minutes. Add the dal a few minutes before it is ready. Serve hot with the chopped corriander. Also serve with a curry & chapatis.