The Meaning Of Love

Both light and shadow
are the dance of Love.
Love has no cause;
it is the astrolabe of God’s secrets.
Lover and Loving are inseparable
and timeless.

Although I may try to describe Love
when I experience it I am speechless.
Although I may try to write about Love
I am rendered helpless;
my pen breaks and the paper slips away
at the ineffable place
where Lover, Loving and Loved are one.

Every moment is made glorious
by the light of Love.

Rumi

Accept Things And Move On

Mervyn Brady from “Smelling The Roses”

“One thing that I learned that day was that

you have to accept things and move on.

There were certain things that had to remain unexplained and unanswered.

I knew I was too young to understand what happened.

I also knew one day I would grow into the answer.

In great moments of sadness something enters into your blood

and changes you.

I didn’t know it then, but looking back, those were the moments when God,

the divine sculptor, shaped my inner world.”

A New Beginning

 

 

It’s a new cycle

A new beginning

 

Grounded

Aligned

Grateful

 

The sun is shining

Today

In my heart

In my soul

 

I leaf through the pages

Days, hours, minutes…

Seconds

 

I can scrape the sky

Now

Flying beyond the horizon

Expanding

In what has been

In What Is

 

It is a New Year

A new beginning

 

I write these words today. I expand in them… in Faith. They are mirroring my state. My prayer is that this blessed state in which I am now will be maintained… through new joy, through new suffering.

Yes, because this is Life.

It must be lived in each moment, in presence, without illusions of what it will be.

Its impermanence must be accepted.

It must be lived in Love, for ourselves and for others. Yes, because Love conquers the dark, conquers suffering, conquers the lack of something or someone. Afterwards Love is reborn strengthened, reinforced.

To love… beyond judgments and prejudices… beyond the ego.

To have Faith… beyond emotions and thoughts… beyond their own finite limits.

To Live…

Aligned in all the worlds that we contain and that contain us.

Perfect in our imperfection.

A new beginning

The Temple Of Love

The temple of love is not love itself;

True love is the treasure,

Not the walls about it.

Do not admire the decoration,

But involve yourself in the essence,

The perfume that invades and touches you-

The beginning and the end.

Discovered, this replace all else,

The apparent and the unknowable.

Time and space are slaves to this presence.

– Rumi

Love and Live

Love is

Nameless

Flows and irradiates

Heals

Love is the highest magic ingredient

That transforms everything in Gold.

LOVE!

Just LOVE and LIVE!

Annalisa Grova

This entry was posted on June 13, 2019, in Insights and tagged .

The Inner Garment of Love

A soul which is not clothed with the inner garment of Love
should be ashamed of its existence.
Be drunk with Love, for Love is all that exists.
Where is intimacy found if not in the give and take of Love?
If they ask what Love is,
say: the sacrifice of will.
If you have not left your will behind,
you have no will at all.
The lover is a king of kings with both worlds beneath him;
and a king does not regard what lies at his feet.
Only Love and the lover can resurrect beyond time.
Give your heart to this; the rest is secondhand.How long will you embrace a lifeless beloved?
Embrace that entity to which nothing can cling.

What sprouts up every spring will wither by autumn,
but the rose garden of Love is always green.

Both the rose and the thorn appear together in spring,
and the wine of the grape is not without its headaches.

Don’t be an impatient bystander on this path –
by God there’s no death worse than expectation.

Set your heart on hard cash if you are not counterfeit,
and listen to this advice if you are not a slave:

Don’t falter on the horse of the body; go more lightly on foot.
God gives wings to those who are not content to ride an ass.

Let go of your worries and be completely clear-hearted,
like the face of a mirror that contains no images.

When it is empty of forms, all forms are contained in it.
No face would be ashamed to be so clear.

If you want a mirror,
behold yourself
and see the shameless truth which the mirror reflects.

If metal can be polished
to a mirror-like finish,
what polishing might the mirror of the heart require?

Between the mirror and the heart
is this single difference:
the heart conceals secrets,
while the mirror does not.

Rumi
(from the Masnavi, translated by Shaykh Kabir Helminski)

Love Is The Fountain

Love is the Fountain
“Love is the fountain of life-giving water.
No one and no thing can live without love.
Its expression varies according to the capacity of the receiver and the giver,
and in its highest form, love is divinity.
To love is to live.
You cannot really live without love.
The omnipotent laws of nature have this power in its divine potency pervading the universe.
The right to strike at the chord of love only belongs to the brave and sturdy at heart.
Hectic search for exhilarating experiences should not be mistaken for love.
They are the forerunners of grim, relentless penalties and intense suffering.
Love from its lowest to its highest expression has its ups and downs.
Love suffers the pangs of separation, the stings of jealousy, and all the little pricks that a lover has to endure are the different helpmates in disguise.
They stir you up and bring forward to life the most important parts of your nature.
Then they no longer maintain their individual life, but merge in one common longing for the beloved.
One in love tastes the glories of life to the full.
The blissful heights of joyousness and the buoyant feelings of heavenly delights are the steady steps towards divine oneness.
Love surrenders to the will of the beloved, gives all to the beloved, sacrifices all for the beloved, lives for the beloved, dies for the beloved.
This supreme state of love is the God-state, for what is God but love –
infinite, unbounded, eternal love?
Love annihilates the lower self, and expresses the higher self. So, dear soul, long for your divine beloved till you become one with your beloved. ”
Meher Baba, 1937

As once the winged energy of delight

As once the winged energy of delight
carried you over childhood’s dark abysses,
now beyond your own life build the great
arch of unimagined bridges.

Wonders happen if we can succeed
in passing through the harshest danger;
but only in a bright and purely granted
achievement can we realize the wonder.

To work with Things in the indescribable
relationship is not too hard for us;
the pattern grows more intricate and subtle,
and being swept along is not enough.

Take your practiced powers and stretch them out
until they span the chasm between two
contradictions… For the god
wants to know himself in you.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

1 Corinthian 13: 4-7

This entry was posted on February 13, 2018, in My Masters and tagged .