Category: poetry

Learn to watch and wait. Emotions come and go like waves on the shore, so if you can be mindful of them you will understand where they come from and also that they are impermanent, like everything.

Gyalwang Drukpa

A beloved friend whom I met until yesterday is gone today, swept away like mountain clouds.

You’re a song, a wished-for song. Go through the ear to the center where sky is, where wind is, where silent knowing exists.

Love came and said that I should be only with it. I live here now, inside this new annihilation.

“Seriously…. if it’s sucking the life out of you, stop giving it attention! If it’s a job, you need to quit! If it’s a person, cut them out! If it’s an activity, by all means, STOP! Stop letting anything but YOU take the wheel. You’re going to be okay. Time WILL pass. Get outta there and make your dreams a reality! You don’t deserve anxiety, you’re not operating at your best when someone or something ELSE is in control. Take over! Get some good vibes cranking and just be happy in your own skin. Love your life. Delete the rest”

By @thequietrabbit

Photo and Words by ‪Ayishat A. Akanbi

If you have no love—do what you will, go after all the gods on earth, do all the social activities, try to reform the poor, enter politics, write books, write poems—you are a dead human being. Without love your problems will increase, multiply endlessly. And with love, do what you will, there is no risk, there is no conflict. Then love is the essence of virtue.

J. Krishnamurti

You have to voluntarily examine your life, not condemn it, not say this is right or this is wrong but look. When you do look in that way, you will find that you look with eyes that are full of affection—not with condemnation, not with judgement, but with care. You look at yourself with care and therefore with immense affection—and it is only when there is great affection and love that you see the total existence of life.

J. Krishnamurti

Be free, live happily, joyously, without any antagonism, without any hate. Then life becomes something quite different. Then life has a meaning, is full of joy and clarity.

J. Krishnamurti

Living our life fully and deeply requires courage. If we cannot be happy right now, we need to ask ourselves why. We need to find out what it is. What’s weighing us down or pulling us away from the present moment?

Thich Nhat Hanh