"We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present."
― Marianne Williamson
Flowering Love on a
Art by Christian Schloe
“She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have
run away from her... I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind
her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to
know how to love her...”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - The Little Prince
All that is human
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - VenusVerticordia (1868)
I am not interested in enlightenment if it means detachment from the emotional body, the earth plane, the challenges of being human. I'm interested in enrealment, because it means that my most spiritual moments are inclusive, arising right in the heart of a heartfelt immersion in all that is human: agony & ecstasy, laundry list & unity consciousness, earth & sky, joy & sorrow, fresh mangos & stale bread. Its all God, even the dust that falls off my awakening heart.
~ Jeff Brown
Voice of Beauty
Russian Beauty Wearing a Kokoshnik by Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky
“the voice of beauty speaks softly;
it creeps only into the most fully
"But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of
the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love:
let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls."
“I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke
Awakening by Christian Schloe
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom."
― Anais Nin
Dreaming by Maxfield Parrish
"We all have futures. We all have pasts. We all have stories. And
we all, every single one of us, no matter who we are and no matter what’s been
taken from us or what poison we’ve internalized or how hard we’ve had to work
to expel it – we all get to dream.”