Life & love

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Fully Fearless

Sparkler

I found myself crying with relief when 2011 was over. Today I’m weeping with deep sadness because 2012 started out just as difficult and challenging…

I’m sick and tired of being courageous.
My most heartfelt wish for 2012 is complete fearlessness and freedom.

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Think Occasionally…

Piglet

oink

Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.

~ Albert Schweitzer

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The Soul is Anew

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

One of the elements that I love the most about the fantastic tv series Bones is the character Seeley Booth, played by David Boreanaz. I absolutely adore him, and I thoroughly enjoy watching his story unfold. Booth is definitely one of my all time favourite fictional characters, but that’s a story for another day.

For now, I’ll just post this little poem; two lines that actually took my breath away when I first read them. This poem was written by the man who keeps giving himself up day after day for Booth, allowing him to take form for us on-screen. Written by David, for his wife Jamie Bergman. I’m awed.

The Soul is anew this night drawn near to the sound of your heart…together We are One my Jaime

~ David Boreanaz

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Happy Holi!

Holi hai! :)

Happy Holi everyone! What a beautiful day for turning within, forgetting yourself and dipping into the delicious inherent ecstasy and playfulness, the inner intoxication swirling in and out of that which we are :) Let the vibrant colours of life and love fill your heart with joy and warmth – have fun & enjoy, always!

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Happy Maha Shivaratri!

Shiva

om namah shivaya

It’s been a quiet, lovely Maha Shivratri lasting for several days now. Silent sittings, live satsang online with Adya, re-reading selected parts from some of my favourite spiritual books, fasting, watching clouds of sugandhi sambrani fill the room, and staying awake all night while sipping chai and listening to mantras and music that gently expands the heart…

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Cruelty Prefers Abstraction

Jersey cow sniffing at a camera in the sun

What do you see?

»Having little exposure to animals makes it much easier to push aside questions about how our actions might influence their treatment. The problem posed by meat has become an abstract one: there is no individual animal, no singular look of joy or suffering, no wagging tail, and no scream. The philosopher Elaine Scarry has observed that ‘beauty always takes place in the particular.’ Cruelty, on the other hand, prefers abstraction.«

~ Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

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Happy Winter Solstice!

Eclipse 2010-12-21

Photo by Jen Yu, Colorado

Happy solstice, full moon, eclipse and merry midwinter!

In honour of the winter solstice, what better moment than this to reflect upon and recognise our inner, eternal source of light that unceasingly continues to illuminate our hearts and existence?

This day marks a gentle shift carrying us towards longer, brighter days. The word solstice literally means ‘sun stands still’, a beautiful reminder of the vivid stillness that is the essence of all movement and change. What would it be like to look through the eyes of this stillness? How would the world appear? Would you be able to find your own eyes, would you be able to meet your own gaze?

Wishing you all lots of love, warmth, light and ease of heart :) Shine on, beautiful One!  .¸¸.•*¨*•♥

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Happy Diwali!

Photo by Ram Solanki

Photo by Ram Solanki

Happy Diwali, friends!

Wishing you all much love, warmth & peace :) Let this festival of lights be an invitation for you to recognise your inner light, that which never fades or flickers… also known as the light of Consciousness; shining through all that is, illuminating our Hearts and expressing itself as the very spark of Life.

Shine on, beautiful One!  .¸¸.•*¨*•♥

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Storytime with Bips

Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu

I enjoy Twitter a lot, especially because it makes it so easy to keep in touch with many of my favourite people in the Indian film industry as well as other film(i) enthusiasts :)

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Winter’s First Snow

Ice sculptures at Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi

Ice sculptures at Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi

Hey, winter’s first snow is falling! The ground is already covered in white… ❄❅❅❄

Brrr… made a few snowballs, tossed them into the night… giggled… watched snowflakes melt on my warm skin… shivered, smiled… ❄❅❄❄❅❄

»Slowly the truth is loading
I’m weighted down with love
Snow lying deep and even
Strung out and dreaming of

Night falling on the city
Quite something to behold
Don’t it just look so pretty
This disappearing world…
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~ David Gray

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❄throws snowball, runs and hides❄ ;)

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