All Of You Is Holy

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Forget about enlightenment.
Sit down and listen to the wind
singing in your veins.
Feel the love, the longing,
and the fear in your bones.
Open your heart to who you are,
right now. Not who you’d like to be,
but the being right here before you,
inside you, around you.
All of you is holy.
You’re already more
than whatever you can know.
Breathe out, look in, let go.”

                            —John Welwood 

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Peace + Passion = Alive

ALIVE

If I fail to catch the music in the gently falling rain,
If the splendors of the sunset spread their hues for me in vain,
If my heart sends back no echo to the bird in yonder tree —
Though my purse may hold a million, I would still a pauper be.

If the triumphs of my fellows wake no thrill within my breast,
If the task that waits the doing spurs me not to do my best,
If I do not find fresh courage with each day that passes by —
Then the beggar at the corner needs his crutches less than I.

—Nellie Goode (written nearly 100 years ago)

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Take Off The Mask…

Assuring and inspiring words from Shervin Hojat, a modern-day man of wisdom.

 Inner Healing

Have you met the man who had a huge fortune
and always felt poor?

Have you met the man who could recite all the names of God
and never felt God in his heart?

Have you met the man who has read all the books on love
and never allowed love in his life?

Have you met the man who gave wonderful lectures on world peace
and never felt his peace within?

Have you met the man who fed the hungry
and never felt and fed his own hunger?

What is the value of a great book
if it cannot be internalized?

Path of heart is different from that of mind.

Mind pushes you to think, verbalize and do:
a human doing.

Heart pushes you to feel and be:
a human being.

Take off the mask!

Use the knowledge of your heart.
It never lies to you.

Feel, be alive and conscious
through your heart’s path.

“Inner Healing” Copyright @ 2011 by Shervin Hojat

Which ONE Would You Give?

One Poem

One SONG can spark a moment.
One FLOWER can wake the dream.
One TREE can start a forest.
One BIRD can herald spring.
One SMILE begins a friendship.
One HANDCLASP lifts a soul.
One STAR can guide a ship at sea.
One WORD can frame the goal.
One VOTE can change a nation.
One SUNBEAM lights a room.
One CANDLE wipes out darkness.
One LAUGH will conquer gloom.
One STEP must start each journey.
One WORD must start a prayer.
One HOPE will raise our spirits.
One TOUCH can show you care.
One VOICE can speak with wisdom.
One HEART can know what is true.
One LIFE can make a difference.

                                                          —Author Unknown