If you listen, not to the pages or preachers but to the smallest flower growing from a crack in your heart, you will hear a great song moving across a wide ocean whose water is the music connecting all the islands of the universe together, and touching all you will feel it touching you around you….embracing you with light. It is in that light that everything lives and will always be alive….John Squadra…..
this is the special fertile ground where prayer is born….remembering back over the course of a life to feel the little places where life is etched into the heart shows how the love of beauty can lift those prayers into untethered flight…..having an open heart is born of beauty transformed into the sacrament of passion….
Love is the fruit of beauty. When you see a beautiful tree, you fall in love- ah, beautiful flowers, the bluebells, the primroses! Beauty enters the heart and creates love. That is why in the world today we lack love, because there is less and less beauty in our everyday lives. Whenever you make something with love, you feel humbled. You could not make such beautiful things on your own. It must come through divine inspiration. In that way, beauty and humility go together. It is an act of surrender to the divine source. The divine inspiration uses your body, your hands, and your talents, as a channel for beauty, whether it is a Henry Moore sculpture or a painting by Van Gogh or some beautiful peasant house in rural Vermont. Or beautiful shoes made in Rajistan….Therefore beauty is a source of spiritual healing. For me, beauty is the essence of our being, the soul of our being…..Satis Kumar
I have come to know simple truths that before were disguised by my complexity. I have come to know the inner vision that sees with much clarity. I’ve come to know me, the gentleness of my spirit, as it may express itself through love and tenderness. I’ve come to know power in a way that’s personal and creative. My personal power of choice. I’ve come to know love; love of self and others is the same. I’ve come to know the oneness of all who walk the planet in an attempt to journey home……Greta Metcalf