“We can relate to our planet Earth in two ways. Either we can act as tourists and look at the earth as a source of goods and services for our use, pleasure and enjoyment, or we can act as Earth Pilgrims and treat the planet with reverence and gratitude. Tourists value the Earth and all her natural riches only in terms of their usefulness to themselves. Pilgrims perceive the planet as sacred, and recognise the intrinsic value of all life. The living Earth, with all it’s grace and beauty, is good in itself”
Satish Kumar ‘Earth Pilgrim’
“Here we discover that immensity in the intimate domain is intensity, an intensity of being, the intensity of a being evolving in a vast perspective of intimate immensity. It is the principle of ‘correspondences’ to receive the immensity of the world, which they transform into intensity of our intimate being. They institute transactions between two kinds of grandeur.”
~Bachelard, “Intimate Immensity,” The Poetics of Space, 193.
‘To name an object is to suppress three-quarters of the enjoyment of the poem, which derives from the pleasure of step-by-step discovery; to suggest, that is the dream. It is the perfect use of this mystery that constitutes the symbol: to evoke an object little by little, so as to bring to light a state of the soul or, inversely, to choose an object and bring out of it a state of the soul through a series of unravelings.‘
‘When you discover what most breaks your heart, you discover in that broken open heart a fountain of depthless passion which will never run dry and it will give you great energy, purpose and meaning.’ Andrew Harvey
‘The secret to transformation is to fall more and more deeply in love with the divine. As this love grows and expands and reveals to you its tremendous mysteries of unity and ecstasy, energy and joy, the ego’s desire to control gradually subsides.‘ Andrew Harvey’
‘The greatness of art is not in the display of knowledge, or in material accuracy, but in the distinctness with which it conveys the impressions of a personal vital force, that acts spontaneously, without fear or hesitation.’ George Inness
“Two brothers go up the mountain to cut wood and come back heavily loaded. All of a sudden, the younger sees a big heap of copper coins and drops his wood to take as many coins as he can. The elder thinks : ‘I have worked so hard for this wood that I will not loose it. I will come back afterwards to take the coins.’ Further down on the path, the younger brother sees silver coins which he takes instead of the copper ones, while the elder remains attached to his wood which he had gathered by the sweat of his brow. Later, the same occurs again with golden coins. When afterwards the elder comes back to take the coins, they had disappeared.’ Buddha
‘Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the Creator.’
‘And through the window in the wall
Come streaming in on sunlight wings
A million bright ambassadors of morning. ‘
Pink Floyd, ‘Echoes’
‘The love of God, unutterable and perfect,
flows into a pure soul the way that light
rushes into a transparent object.
The more love that it finds, the more it gives
itself; so that, as we grow clear and open,
the more complete the joy of heaven is.
And the more souls who resonate together,
the greater the intensity of their love,
and, mirror-like, each soul reflects the other.’