More Food for the Soul

There are days you feel lost, perhaps confused, and you might be moving with no sense of direction, and even feeling a lack of purpose...

There are times you pray for insights to shake you out of the emotional or spiritual chaos you are experiencing or the perceived turpitude you may be regretting...

And the needed insights come, often, from very unexpected places. Perhaps a friend says the right thing or points you in the right direction...

Or perhaps, you receive the desired message from a perfect stranger - by simply being in the right place at the right time...

Or, maybe you go to a yoga class, like I did today, and your teacher talks about samskaras, imprints that you've created, which leave you feeling like you are stuck in a rut, in more ways than one. And then, all of a sudden you realize, you went to that class to receive the perfect message for you in that moment!

I find that many of the greatest insights I now receive, arrive from almost perfect strangers, on Twitter, or individuals I have connected with - or re-connected with on Facebook. Frankly, it is the most inexpensive therapy that I've ever experienced! And today, was such a day. I received the insights I needed online, as well as in my yoga class...

"You deserve to live more fully.
You are worthy and capable of great things.
So get on with making them happen."
~ Ralph Marston

"Listen to people who deeply inspire you."

"Knock on your inner door.
No other."
~ Rumi

"Why have I been chasing happiness my whole life
when bliss was here the entire time?"
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

"Being is absolutely good.
If it contains any evil,
it is not Being."
~ Shabistari

"Overflow with self-love to have extra love
to shower on others."

"When you're stressed, breathe deep;
when you're sad, breath deep;
when you're in pain,
breathe deep;
when you're happy,
breathe deep."
~ Ganesh Baba

"Thoughts come along selling their wares
and go away if no one is interested."

"Merely assuaging fears and satisfying desires
will not remove this sense of emptiness
you are trying to escape from."
~ Nisargadatta

"You are meant not to judge your life, yourself, or others,
but to love and experience them."
~ The Oracle

"Surrender the need to know,
control, and understand.
It just is."

"We don't choose who to love or how to feel.
We choose our actions in response to it."
~ Douglas Chan

"He that is discontented in one place
will seldom be happy in another."
~ Aesop

"Drop the idea of becoming someone,
because you are already a Masterpiece.
You have only to come to it, to know it,
to realize it."
~ Osho

"God doesn't look at how much we do,
but with how much love we do it."
~ Mother Teresa

"The coming to consciousness
is not a discovery of some new thing;
it is a long and painful return
to that which has always been."
~ Helen Luke

"Lead us from the unreal
to the real."
~ The Upanishads

And there you have it, a day of Tweets, posted in reverse, each one a gem, filled with enough insights to unpack for a lifetime of contemplations. Answers will come from many different sources, and since I have not visited the river in a couple of days, they arrived, as precious gifts, from unknowing souls, and to these, my heart gives thanks...


yogainthegarden said…
And again, thanks for such inspiring words...
Olga Rasmussen said…
You are most welcome, and blessings!
Leslie Salmon said…
Just as I was needing a quote, I happened to look at your blog -- a gift. Thank you.

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