4th Chakra: Anahata ~ Love • Peace • The Pure Sound of Creation • The Right to Love • Air • Mantra: Vam

“Did you really think that fear, hatred, violence and control freaks could achieve victory over love, forgiveness and creativity!?”Geordie Numata, Deer Spirit Reiki

john-lennon-quote“If I knew where the good songs came from, I’d go there more often.”  ~ Leonard Cohen

“I’m very fond of Jesus Christ. He may be the most beautiful guy who walked the face of this earth. Any guy who says ‘Blessed are the poor. Blessed are the meek’ has got to be a figure of unparalleled generosity and insight and madness…A man who declared himself to stand among the thieves, the prostitutes and the homeless. His position cannot be comprehended. It is an inhuman generosity. A generosity that would overthrow the world if it was embraced because nothing would weather that compassion . . .” – Leonard Cohen

“Poems are a hotline to our hearts, and we forget this emotional power at our peril.” – Andrew Motion

“Love, like fire, goes out without fuel.”  Mikhail Lermontov

Dr. Maya Angelou – Love Liberates:

“Love has to spring from within.” – Meher Baba

“Love is when you cease hesitating.” ~  Frédéric Beigbeder

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”  ― Osho

“What a revolutionary proposition to realize that your heartbrokenness turns out to be the key to your willingness to remember what it takes to be a human being.” ~ Stephen Jenkinson

“You are my inspiration and my folly. You are my light across the sea, my
million nameless joys, and my day’s wage. You are my divinity, my
madness, my selfishness, my transfiguration and purification. You are my
rapscallionly fellow vagabond, my tempter and star. I want you.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Everyday, say 100 things that you love about yourself.” Sonia Choquette

“Let the beauty you love be what you do. There are thousands of ways we kneel and kiss the earth.” ~ Rumi

“Our hearts resonate at the same frequency as the earth and the universe. Therefore, we are all valuable instruments in the orchestration of the world and its harmony.” ~ Suzy Kassem

“…with our love, we could save the world…” ~ George Harrison

“Who has not sat before his own heart’s curtain? It lifts: and the scenery is falling apart.”–Rilke

Riding buddies~ Christine and me taking a break (c) 2015 Holly Troy

Best friends

“Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.”  ~ Clive Barker

“As much as I love beginner’s mind, though, I advocate an additional
discipline: cultivating a beginner’s heart. That means approaching every
encounter imbued with a freshly invoked wave of love that is as pure as if
you’re feeling it for the first time.” – 
Rob Brezsny

In the act of forgiving the ‘other’ the radiance of the self is actually freed…. Enter now into this radiant, flowing wholeness that is offered by the Divine to release anything that you have not, until this moment, loved into wholeness.– Ariel Spilsburg, 13 Moon Oracle

“I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to.” – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” Jean de La Fontaine

“We loved with a love that was more than love.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“And what amazes me as I hit the motorway is not the fact that everyone loses someone, but that everyone loves someone.” -Anne Enright, The Gathering

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
Albert Einstein

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”  ~ Steve Jobs

“Men complain that women demand reassurance or expressions of love. The Japanese recognized this need, and in ancient times it was an absolute rule that after a night of lovemaking, the man had to produce a poem and have it delivered to his love before she awakened. What was this but the linking of lovemaking to love?” ~ Anais Nin – Eroticism in Women, Playgirl, April 1974.

“It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.” ― Khalil Gibran

“You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept. ” ― Khalil Gibran

 Rama Jyoti Vernon talking about love.

“Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” ― Khalil Gibran

“The heart of life is a sphere quiet and serene, and the star that shines therein is fixed for evermore.” ― Khalil Gibran

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” ― Khalil Gibran

“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” ― Khalil Gibran

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”  ~ Nature Boy Eden Ahbez

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ― John Lennon

“Everyday, say a hundred things you love about yourself.” ~ Sonia Choquette

“When we love ourselves, and love what we’re doing, we make the whole world happier.” Dana Gerdhardt

“In love, no question is ever preposterous.”  ~ André Brink

The heart is the toughest part of the body.
Tenderness is in the hands.  ~ 
Carolyn Forché

Be real with love! We have so little time here.” – Randi Vanessa Taylor-Habib

“If you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” ~ Conan O’Brien

“I love you also means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

“To love at all is to be vulnerable.” – C.S. Lewis

“Certainly the modern poets I cherish most are disturbing spirits; they do not come to coo.” ~ Stanley Kunitz

“Grief changes shape, but it never ends. People have a misconception that you can deal
with it and say, ‘It’s gone, and I’m better.’ They’re wrong.” — Keanu Reeves

“Come on people, now, smile on your brother,
Everybody get together, try to love one another
right now…. ”
—Chet (Chester Williams) Powers, Jr. (1937-1994)
AKA Dino Valenti, Jesse Oris Farrow,
“Let’s Get Together” (1963)

“If we begin to get in touch with whatever we feel with some kind of kindness, our protective shells will melt, and we’ll find that more areas of our lives are workable. AS we learn to have compassion for ourselves, the circle of compassion for others—what and whom we can work with, and how—becomes wider.” – Pema Chodron

“The only reason that we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes.” – Pema Chodron

“From the very beginning to the very end, pointing to our own hearts to discover what is true isn’t just a matter of honesty but also of compassion and respect for what we see.” – Pema Chodron

“I grabbed my book and opened it up. I wanted to smell it. Heck, I wanted to kiss it. Yes, kiss it. That’s right, I am a book kisser. Maybe that’s kind of perverted or maybe it’s just romantic and highly intelligent.”  ― Sherman Alexie

“Compassion is the basis of morality.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

“Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.” ~ William Shakespeare

A strange passion is moving in my head.
My heart has become a bird
Which searches in the sky.
Every part of me goes in different directions.
Is it really so
That the one I love is everywhere? ~ Rumi

“For small beings such as we, the vastness is only bearable through love.” ~ Carl Sagan

“Love asks us that we be a little braver than is comfortable, a little more generous, a little more flexible. It means living on the edge more than we care to.” ~ Norman Mailer

“Whether or not you believe in God, you can probably sign on to the idea that being kind to others is divine. Just remember to include yourself in that circle of kindness.” ~ Saul Bass

“If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.” – Cher

“We are all born for love. It is the principal of existence, and its only end.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

“We need 4 hugs a day for survival.
We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance.
We need 12 hugs a day for growth.”
~ Virginia Satir

“I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits.” ~Anais Nin

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish it’s source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” ~Anais Nin

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anais Nin

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I suspect the most we can hope for, and it’s no small hope, is that we never give up, that we never stop giving ourselves permission to try to love and receive love.” ~Elizabeth Strout

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”  ~Thornton Wilder

“Gratitude is the memory of the heart.”  ~Jean Baptiste Massieu

“Love is stronger than death.” ~ Thomas Merton

“What I’ve come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion.” ~ Chris Abani

“I believe that love that is true and real, creates a respite from death. All cowardice comes from not loving or not loving well, which is the same thing… It is because they make love with sufficient passion, to push death out of their minds… until it returns, as it does, to all men… and then you must make really good love again.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“Love is how it feels to recognize our essential unity. Awakening to oneness is the experience of Big Love. Knowing you are one with all, you find yourself in love with all.” ~ Timothy Freke

“Remember the emphasis on the heart. The mind lives in doubt and the heart lives in trust. When you trust, suddenly you become centered.” ~ Osho

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
― Neil GaimanThe Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones

“His eyes were wide open. I was holding in my arms the person I loved the most in the world, and talking to him as he died. His heart stopped. He wasn’t afraid. I had gotten to walk with him to the end of the world. Life – so beautiful, painful and dazzling – does not get better than that. And death? I believe that the purpose of death is the release of love.” – Laurie Anderson

“You do what you love, or you get arrested.” -Lou Reed

“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”  ~ Confucius

“He loved her, of course, but better than that, he chose her, day after day. Choice: that was the thing.” – Sherman Alexie, The Toughest Indian In The World

“For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.” ~ D.H. Lawrence

“Empathy is the most radical of human emotions.” ~ Gloria Steinem

“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” – Mother Teresa

heart and glass jar (c) holly troy 2013“We are not held back by the love we did not receive in the past, but by the love we do not extend in the present.”  ~ by Marianne Williamson

“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” ~ Maya Angelou

“Breathe in, feel your lungs expand.
Let that breath settle, feel yourself expand.
Breath out, expand yourself into the universe.
Settle, feel the universe reverberate.”           — Jeff Cannon

“Meet everyone as if they have a broken heart, because they do.” — Rama Jyoti Vernon

“Love is the greatest power in the Universe, its the greatest healer and it transcends all the boundaries and all borders we have created with our own self-limitations.” — Rama Jyoti Vernon

“Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.” – Wayne Dyer

“Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdepedence of all things.” -Thomas Merton

“yum, yum, yum, yum . . . ” Anahata Chakra Mantra

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu

“I know the way you can get when you have not had a drink of love. Your face hardens. Your sweet muscles cramp.  Children become concerned about a strange look that appears in your eyes… Even angels fear that brand of madness that arrays itself against the world.” —Hafiz

“THE INSIDE OF THE TUNE (THE BRIDGE) IS THE PART THAT MAKES THE OUTSIDE SOUND GOOD.” – Thelonious Monk

“THEY TRIED TO GET ME TO HATE WHITE PEOPLE, BUT SOMEONE WOULD ALWAYS COME ALONG & SPOIL IT.” – Thelonious Monk

“There’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out, but I’m too tough for him.” ― Charles Bukowski

“Life’s as kind as you let it be.” ― Charles BukowskiHot Water Music

“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image.” ~ Thomas Merton

“She was ready to deny the existence of space and time rather than admit that love might not be eternal.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir

Advertisements

2 Responses to 4th Chakra: Anahata ~ Love • Peace • The Pure Sound of Creation • The Right to Love • Air • Mantra: Vam

  1. Dashiki Zoe says:

    I love your blog I have a 4th chakra page and would love to use some stuff you put on here. thank you for morning devotion.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s