“What is love? Love is a cosmic energy that is spread everywhere in the universe. This is why you can find love in the ground, in the water, in the air, the sun, the stars… You can find it in stones, plants, animals… And of course you can find it in human beings, but not only in them, as you are too much inclined to think. Yes, why should you feel deprived of love because you do not have a man or a woman to hold in your arms? It is not the body, the flesh that will give you love, because love does not dwell there. Love may use the physical body as a medium, but love itself is elsewhere. Indeed it is everywhere, it is a light, a nectar, an ambrosia that fills space.”—Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov (via talkativolive)
“I want all these young people to be getting a higher education, and I don’t want them loaded up with tens of thousands of dollars of debt just to get an education. That’s how we make America great.
Of course, that means all of you all have got to hit the books. I’m just saying. Don’t cheer and then you didn’t do your homework.
Because that’s part of the bargain—America says we will give you opportunity, but you’ve got to earn your success.
You’re competing against young people in Beijing and Bangalore. They’re not hanging out. They’re not playing video games. They’re not watching “Real Housewives.” I’m just saying. It’s a two-way street. You’ve got to earn success.
That wasn’t in my prepared remarks. But I’m just saying.”—President Obama today, keeping it real (via barackobama)
“”Always remember that you belong to no one, and no one belongs to you. Reflect that some day you will suddenly have to leave everything in this world, so make the acquaintanceship of God now. Prepare yourself for the coming astral journey of death by daily riding in the balloon of God-perception. Through delusion you are perceiving yourself as a bundle of flesh and bones, which at best is a nest of troubles. Meditate unceasingly, that you may quickly behold yourself as the Infinite Essence, free from every form of misery. Cease being a prisoner of the body; using the secret key of Kriya, learn to escape into Spirit.”—Lahiri Mahasaya (via yogaprivatelessons)
“Move as a total being, and accept things. Just for twenty-four hours, try it - total acceptance, whatsoever happens. Someone insults you, accept it; don’t react, and see what happens. Suddenly you will feel an energy flowing in you that you have not felt before.”—Osho (via whatsthetruthruth)
“The power is with the silent ones, who only live and love and then withdraw their personality. They never say “me” and “mine”; they are only blessed in being instruments.”—~ Swami Vivekananda (via yogaprivatelessons)
“Unfortunately, we can easily confuse nonattachment with avoidance of attachment. Avoidance of attachment, however, is not freedom from attachment. Its another form of clinging to the denial of your human attachment needs, out of distrust that love is reliable.”—John Welwood, “Human Nature, Buddha Nature” (via wordslessspoken)