“I am so small I can barely be seen.
How can this great love be inside me?

Look at your eyes. They are small,
but they see enormous things.”

― Rumi, The Essential Rumi

An Aperture

“Through all that I live, more and more, I am feeling like what is important is to seek, follow, and embody what you love in each person, moment, and place you encounter. For a moment, be still in your deepest breath and find what love is trying to emerge through you in the moment. It might be something you’re offering to another person. It might be a moment of gratitude. It might be a compliment. It might be an interjection in someone’s conversation that tells them you, too, have felt this way. You, too, understand, hear, and carry something similar. Pay no mind, no sustained focus, on what doesn’t please you. Find and find and find what you love. Stay there. Go from one lover to the next. In one moment, you might love the way your coffee cup sits in your hands — the warmth, the vigour, the weight. Love your coffee, taste it with your atoms. In another moment, your lover might be a dog you give belly rubs to. In another, a leaf falling from a tree. A book. Maybe not the whole book, but a phrase from that book. Only that phrase. That is your lover in this moment. Sing it over and over again. Then move on to the next lover. A ray of sun. Yourself. Your body. The lover archetype moves through everything. Trace its movements. Be a good detective. Follow its trail and name it, over and over again. Be with it as you would with a lover — with mindful attention, with heartful surrender. With grace and gentleness. With infinite potential. Be giving…

                                                                            sometimes to yourself, other times to others. But be in a perpetual relationship with giving. What can I give to this moment, this lover, now?”

Top 20 Mary Oliver quotes

“Other is experienced as not-self. Self is experienced as not-other. Thus, the existence of self is verified as dependent on not-self (i.e. other), the existence of other is verified as dependent on not-other (i.e. self) – only with this experience is the true nature of self clearly seen as it is, and the true nature of other clearly seen as it is.”

— Ted Biringer, Zen Cosmology, 2016

Same Magnet
“the soul
needs real friends and real lovers
the ones that feel like sweetwater
the ones under one name, the True Friend,
that see you in your truth and flame
call you by your real name.
woman, go find them.

by scent and sound, you’ll know them
see through the veils
share space with them
share ritual and twilight
soul song and foresight
come closer to the edgeless you.”

- Ioana Gheorghiu 
Anoushka Shankar & Norah Jones – Easy
Embrace it all 
Go within
Self reflect
Be still
Choose Love
Course correct
Stick to it
Keep going
Face the fear
Achieve the dream
Find out
Why you are
Have fun
Dream again 
To no end…

friend! 🙂

- Ava Sol/ThingFinder/Slava
Love State

“I would love to live like a river flows,
carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.”

― John O’Donohue

Featured image of Venus by Graham A Stephen

Leave a Reply

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

You are commenting using your 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 )

Connecting to %s