LOVE CAN ONLY BE KEPT BY BEING GIVEN AWAY

“A happiness that is sought for ourselves alone can never be found:

for a happiness that is diminished by being shared is not big enough

to make us happy. There is a false and momentary happiness in self –

satisfaction, but it always leads to sorrow because it narrows and

deadens our spirit. True happiness is found in unselfish love, a love

which increases in proportion as it is shared. There is no end to the

sharing of love, and therefore, the potential happiness of such love

is without limit.”

                                  THOMAS MERTON

“Love your joy, go against the grain. Don’t be made timid by worried rejection. Let nature’s curious wisdom fill you. Let the world’s mystical heritage guide you. Paint your canvases, play your tunes.”

Sir Thomas More

“Love your joy, go against the grain. Don’t be made timid by worried rejection. Let nature’s curious wisdom fill you. Let the world’s mystical heritage guide you. Paint your canvases, play your tunes.”

Sir Thomas More

“ Contentment…comes as the infallible result of great acceptance, great humilities of not trying to make ourselves this or that ( to conform to some dramatized version of ourselves ), but of surrendering ourselves to the fullness of life – of letting life flow thought us.”

David Grayson

Sometimes we are so out of sync with our bodies that it feels like a ‘foreign country’ to us, a strange, unfamiliar ‘territory’ that we feel uncomfortable in. This happens quite often when our minds have been dominating our lives in an unbalanced, stressful, over-anxious, over-doing way and we have left our bodies behind. Eventually there is an inevitable ‘car crash’. We have failed to manage and control our lives and now our bodies have our undivided attention. Faced with this realization that we have been neglecting our bodies we need to ‘realign’ to bring about a complete, undivided self again – a harmony of mind, body and spirit. Undertaking a deep period of relaxation could be the answer here. Stopping all our busy activity, our over burdened agenda to simply be quietly present. Inducing a simultaneous stillness of mind and body and staying with that in an accepting, non judgemental way. And the more we can undertake this practice, the longer we can engage with it, the better we will feel. Soon our anxieties and tensions will diminish, dissipate, to allow us to lead more manageable lives.