Did you know the word "spirit" means "breath"?

What is Love?

What is love but a fullness of heart,
a sense of gratitude,
a feeling that all is well,
a knowing that you are never alone…

You are being breathed.
Every breath you take is a gift of Love.

 

 


Posted: May 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Breath, Gratitude, Love, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Do something different

Do something different: instead of looking on the outside, look on the inside… – Prem Rawat


Posted: January 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Breath, Knowledge, Prem Rawat | No Comments »

Where Is Heaven?

“In the arena of knowing, there’s no make-believe. You experience.
It’s not a fantasyland… You are here to experience Heaven.”

A few quotes from Knowledge, The Essence of World Scriptures

The coming of God’s Kingdom
is not a matter of external observation.
People won’t be able to say,
“Look, here it is!” or, “Look, there it is!” because
the Kingdom of God is within, inside of you.
Luke 17

If those who lead you say,
“Behold, the Kingdom is in heaven,”
then the birds of the heaven will be before you.
If they say unto you,
“It is in the sea,”
then the fish will be before you.
But the Kingdom is within you, and it is outside of you.
The Gospel of Thomas

Open the eye of Truth,
Discover the spiritual path.
Put your feet in the way of God
and seek his celestial court.
Once you have glimpsed that glory
you will no longer be attracted
to the tinsel and glitter of this world.
Farid ud-Din Attar

Where are you looking to find me?
I am closer than you imagine.
I am neither in temple nor in mosque,
neither in synagogue nor cathedral,
neither in rites nor rituals,
neither in yoga nor austerities.
If you are a true seeker,
you will see me immediately.
You will meet me in an instant.
Kabir says,
God is the Breath of all breath.

In the city of God is a secret dwelling place —
the lotus of the heart.
Within this dwelling is a space
and within that space
is the fulfillment of all desires.
The secret within that space
should be longed for,
actualized and realized.
As great as the infinite space beyond
is the infinite space within —
the lotus of the heart.
Heaven and earth are contained in that inner space —
fire and air,
sun and moon,
lightning and stars —
Everything is contained in that inner space.
Chandogya Upanishad


Posted: December 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Breath, Heaven, Kabir, Kingdom, Truth | No Comments »

What is a scripture?

A real, genuine, legitimate scripture is a description of God, a description of an experience that is at the same time grounded, as it soars. It pierces the ego’s fearful armor and goes straight to your heart. It soothes, comforts and heals.

As you read the inspiring verses in this book, you will feel good feelings. And when you do, stop. Close the book, close your eyes, and savor the goodness for as long as you can. Let it fill you. Enjoy every taste of the divine.

A real scripture conveys confidence, not fear. It is truly loving, not intimidating. It does not make you feel incomplete but confirms that you are whole. It does not make you feel left out; it lets you know that you belong. It assures you that you are safe in the warm embrace of the divine. It invites you to rest deeper and deeper in the peace that passes all understanding.

A real scripture is not a list of rules and regulations. It is neither a genealogy, a history, nor an etiquette book. It neither contains recipes nor features heroes. It does not scold, warn or threaten; beg, plead or implore. A real scripture is not some or all of that plus a few pleasantries scattered here and there with a cursory nod at God. Merely mentioning God does not make a writing a scripture.

A real scripture makes it clear that you can know the same God that all the great saints and sages have adored and celebrated. It assures you that the presence of God goes with you always, wherever you go. It reminds you that you are loved, all the day long. God is omnipresent and God is love — so is there anywhere love is not?

Close your eyes right now and notice. Something powerful, compelling, impossible to resist, is gently breathing you, moving you, massaging you. Your shoulders, rib cage, abdomen — all are moving in the rhythm of your breathing.

Stop for a few moments and notice the inbreathings and outbreathings of the Holy Spirit or Holy Breath. Make no mistake — every breath you take is a gift of love and is unmistakable evidence of the presence of God within you. You are never, ever alone.


Posted: September 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Breath, God is..., Love, Peace | No Comments »