Giving is not
An obligation.
Giving is
~ Sri Chinmory


darkness into light.

"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see."
~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr


time to fly.

No one ever regrets raising the bar, Erica, ever, ever, ever.

Scare yourself,
    The Universe



If you want something you’ve never had then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.



The Capacity To Be Alone

“The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it’s not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person–without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.”
~ Osho


reflect the light.

When we are born we are pure and uncut, just like a diamond. As life unfolds in its myriad of experiences, we can learn how to reflect the light in the world; each experience gives us a new cut, a new facet in our diamond. How brilliantly do diamonds sparkle whose facets are many, to whom life has given many cuts!

Diamonds are formed under intense pressure and heat. The same way oak trees grow stronger with contrary winds and lotuses appear from murky water. Strength and beauty can exist as a result of hardship. Remind yourself of this when you are under external pressure or when you feel the intense heat of emotion. Reminder yourself that you are working on unearthing and creating something profoundly beautiful like a diamond, strong like an oak tree and as sacred as a lotus flower.


5 mins. 5 hours. 5 days. 5 years. a lifetime.

“when you meet that person. a person. one of your soulmates. let the connection. relationship be what it is. it may be five mins. five hours. five days. five months. five years. a lifetime. let it manifest itself, the way it is meant to. it has an organic destiny. this way if it stays or if it leaves, you will be softer from having been loved this authentically. souls come into, return, open, and sweep through your life for a myriad of reasons, let them be who and what they are meant.”
~ Nayyirah Waheed



"Meditation is a surrender. 
It is not a demand. It is not forcing existence your way. 
It is a relaxing into the way existence wants you to be.
It is a   l e t  -  g  o ."


choice point.

"Growth actually has discomfort to it. The deeper you go, the more uncomfortable it gets in some ways, and yet in other ways, the more fulfilling it gets.

We tend to prefer the comfort of the known...even if it's not helpful...even if it's somewhat painful, than the discomfort of the unknown...even if the unknown is inspired, unique and totally breaking out of our shell...breaking out of our old state, our old self. Often times as we practice, we start feeling a new part of us emerging and coming forward, and we may actually feel a recoiling of sorts...a recoiling back into the known. And here is where we stand at a "Choice Point."

Am I going to courageously face the unknown so that I will continue to grow and evolve? Will I continue to follow inspiration and allow positive changes to happen? Or am I going to step back into what's more familiar...the old, no longer constructive state?"
~Rod Stryker