Dance Of The Soul – Inspirational Quotations

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John Keats tells us in “Selected Letters, ~  Call the world, if you please, “the vale of Soul-making.” Then you will find out the use of the world…There may be intelligences or sparks of the divinity in millions– but they are not Souls till they acquire identities, till each one is personally itself. Intelligences are atoms of perception – they know and they see and they are pure, in short they are God. How then are Souls to be made?… How but by the medium of a world like this?… Do you not see how necessary a World of Pains and troubles is to school an Intelligence and make it a soul? A place where the heart must feel and suffer in a thousand diverse ways.… As various as the Lives of Men are– so various become their souls, and thus does God make individual beings, Souls…of the sparks of his own essence.

 

A Tale From Khalil Gibran

The Dancer

Once there came to the court of the Prince of Birkasha a dancer with her musicians. And she was admitted to the court, and she danced before the prince to the music the lute and the flute and the zither.

She danced the dance of flames, and the dance of swords and spears; she danced the dance of stars and the dance of space. And then she danced the dance of flowers in the wind.

After this she stood before the throne of the prince and bowed her body before him. And the prince bade her to come nearer, and he said unto her, “Beautiful woman, daughter of grace and delight, whence comes your art? And how is it that you command all the elements in your rhythms and your rhymes?”

And the dancer bowed again before the prince, and she answered, “Mighty and gracious Majesty, I know not the answer to your questionings. Only this I know: The philosopher’s soul dwells in his head, the poet’s soul is in the heart; the singer’s soul lingers about his throat, but the soul of the dancer abides in all her body.”

 

Quite frankly this is not the most ‘fun’ post I could write. I will have to try harder on the positive side, I feel….

 

 

 

 

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Chasing Rainbows – Inspirational Poems And Quotations


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Rainbows

If I could catch a rainbow

I would do it just for you.

And share with you its beauty

On the days you’re feeling blue.

If I could build a mountain

You could call your very own.

A place to find serenity

A place to be alone.

If I could take your troubles

I would toss them in the sea.

But all these things I’m finding

Are impossible for me,

I cannot build a mountain

Or catch a rainbow fair

But let me be…what I know best, A friend that’s always there.

Sandra Lewis Primgle

♥ღℒℴνℯღ ☆ ★ ♥

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I first  posted this poem a year ago for a friend who was ill at the time. My how time flies!
 

 

Love – Sathya Sai Baba Quotations

“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.”

-Kahlil Gibran on love




“Scatter the seeds of love in dreary desert hearts; then sprouts of love will make the wastes green with joy, blossoms of love will make the air fragrant, rivers of love will murmur along the valleys, and every bird will beat its wings, every child will sing  the song of love…..this is what I want you to do.  Come close to me in the heart, and I will be there to receive you. Then you will acquire a fraction of that supreme love.”

-Sai Baba

“Devotion does not consist of wearing ochre robes of being inward alone, the organisation of religious festivals, the performance of yajnas, the shaving or matting of hair, carrying kamandala (bowl) or danda, (stick), or the giving up of secular life.  People cannot close their eyes and go inward without having developed love towards all.

A pure heart, uninterrupted contemplation of God, feeling that everything is of  Divine creation and therefore, One, unattachment to sense objects, embracing all in equal love, dedication to truth and true speech – these are, indeed, the characteristics of devotion.”

-Sai Baba