Stairway To Heaven



There’s a lady who’s sure
All that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven
When she gets there she knows
If the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for
Oh oh oh oh and she’s buying a stairway to heaven
There’s a sign on the wall
But she wants to be sure
‘Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings
In a tree by the brook
There’s a songbird who sings
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgivingOoh,
it makes me wonder …..


To love and be loved


To love. To be loved.
To never forget your own insignificance.
To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you.
To seek joy in the saddest places.
To pursue beauty to its lair.
To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple.
To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch.
To try to understand.
To never look away. And never, never, to forget.

– Arundhati Roy –

If you want to know the past


“If you want to know the past,
to know what has caused you,
look at yourself in the PRESENT,
for that is the past’s effect.

If you want to know your future,
then look at yourself in the PRESENT,
for that is the cause of the future.”

~  Majjhima Nikaya ~

Made with the heart, not the tongue


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“You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still,
it won’t mean as much as what you can have
when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word,
yet you feel that person with your heart,
you feel like you have known the person for forever….
connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.”

An aspirant attains nirvana


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Make your mind one-pointed in meditation, and your heart will be purified… .
With all fears dissolved in the peace of the Self and all desires dedicated to Brahman,
controlling the mind and fixing it on me (God), sit in meditation with me as your only goal.
With senses and mind constantly controlled through meditation, united with the Self within, an aspirant attains nirvana, the state of abiding joy and peace in me.

Prepare your ground first



“I figured out that I’m better off not explaining how and why I do the things that I do.
If people can only read the surface of what you are, and that’s all they want to see,
let them see just what they need to see.
Everything more is just something to keep and share only with the people
that desire and are ready to receive that information.
Words wasted on ears that do not listen and eyes that do not see
are just seeds thrown on rocky ground.
Prepare your ground first and then ask for the seeds.”

Look for the inner ANGEL in yourself


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“Look for the inner ANGEL in yourself.
Doing good and spreading JOY can be as natural here on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Sharing our LOVE is not only easy to do, it is what we are meant to do.
May we take the time today to find the inner angel inside ourselves.
I hope that we let that angel out to bless the world with our love
and always remember that we don’t need wings to fly!”

~ Angie Karan ~