What is beautiful is good.
And who is good will soon be beautiful.
And If At Last
By Louise Labe
And if at last he drew me to his side
In hot embrace, for whom I waste away;
And if this sick necessity to stay
With him forever were satisfied;
And if he held me so and sighed,
Oh love, Let us be true, let such fatality
Join us as neither hurricane nor sea
Nor subtler turbulence shall ever move;
And if I held him bound upon my breast,
Frantic and ardent, as the ivies cling
About the mighty bough, and death should spring
Upon me: I offer all my breath
Upon his lips at last, and sink to rest.
By C.S. Lewis
To love at all is to be vulnerable.
Love everything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken.
If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries;
Avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness.
But in that casket—safe, dark, motionless, airless—it will change.
It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.
To love is to be vulnerable.
by Tessa Saks
The world is beauty.
You are beauty.
Love is beauty.
See the beauty inside all of life.
Do not think too hard.
Do not try to force it.
Open to it. Allow it.
Let it flow. Release love. Release beauty.
Open yourself to the possibilities of beauty.
All around you.
Expand what is good—what is joy—what is love.
Send it out to others.
Share with others.
Your role is to give it to others.
Be the light for them.
Be the hope.
Find ways to share it.
Allow it to flow from you to others.
Open your heart.
Stop the questioning.
Stop the analysis.
Be the love. Be the light.
Inspire others to their potential.
Give the gift of love.
Give the gift of kindness.
Give the gift of self-discovery.
Your gift to them is to help them discover the beauty within themselves.
Help others to release their blocks.
Help others to see what beauty resides within all.
They are loved.
They are beauty.
They are joy.
Start small. Start around you.
Take the time for others.
Give what is inside you.
Be the light.
Discover the joy in others and you will be joyous.
Allow love to flow.
Be open to the possibilities before you.
Try new things.
Allow yourself to be open to new ideas.
Create a new world.
Forget your ego.
Trust in yourself.
Give others hope.
Be part of the solution.
Let go of the problems.
Use your inner glow to guide others.
Be their light until they discover their own.
Be their love.
Be their compassion.
Be the bridge to get them to themselves.
Life is meant to be joyous.
Life is meant to be fun.
Life will have sorrow.
Life will have pain.
It’s the joy and bliss that erase the sorrow and the pain.
The sorrow and pain is there to remind you that you have a choice, every day.
A choice to embrace life.
A choice to destroy life.
In your sorrow and pain you destroy life. Your life, the life others.
Each person has the power to create bliss, to create joy.
When we’ve lost the way to joy we can stay lost.
We can get deeper and deeper into pain, into sorrow.
There is a way free.
There is always a way free.
The inner self.
The deepest self.
There is only love.
There is only joy.
There is only bliss when you find your inner you.
Trust in it.
Find a path to it.
Find a reliable path to access it as much as possible.
Be humble and realize that you are only love.
That is all. That is enough.
The essence of love cannot be learned.
You cannot study and become loving.
It starts inside.
It is eternal. It is flow.
It is released from your center.
It is to be shared, given away, released unconditionally.
It is not a practiced art where one can become better by reading and repeating.
It is spontaneous. Allowing.
It pours out of your center and fills you.
Once you are full, you can direct outwards to others.
Like a source of power and energy; it radiates out and there is no limit to how far reaching it can go.
This is the essence of love.
One can master in a moment, an instant, by allowing it in.
Feel it filling your entire body. Your veins, your cells.
It has always been there. Like a seed.
Like an expanding, multiplying force.
When you have your own love inside, you do not need to take from others.
This is where people are often challenged.
They insist on receiving it first from an outside source.
They bargain for it. They put conditions on it. They demand it.
It becomes a burden to all that give.
It becomes a requirement for happiness for those that need to receive.
Yet they have their own love themselves.
It is in them.
It has always been in them.
It is there to give away.
There is no end. There is no limit.
It is power. It is radiant.
One cannot stop the sun from radiating. One cannot stop the moon from shining.
There is no end.
One will never run out.
It is in all of us to give.
When we allow our own love to diminish by our negative self talk, that is the only way to reduce.
Others can’t take it away.
They can encourage you to resistance.
They can hold their own love within, making you feel without.
You are never without.
You have your love center.
When you are used to using another’s love instead of your love, you feel the loss when it is taken from you.
You can recharge your own love in an instant if you allow it.
If you free your heart and mind from unloving thoughts, love will expand again.
It’s as if it is hiding.
It is not needed so it retreats.
Charging it up again with thoughts of love will get it going.
Thoughts are not enough to sustain. It needs to feel.
That is really the key. Love is feeling.
The thought comes after the feeling.
Imagine you have no words.
Feel it’s power.
Feel it grow.
Allow it to take over.
Feel it in your fingers, your touch.
Feel it in your happiness, your laughter, your joy, your bliss.
We are blessed with a wondrous ability to think.
We shouldn’t always think first.
Feel happiness, feel joy, feel bliss.
Then think about it.
Think about sharing it.
If we think first, often we block all our feelings of joy and reduce ourselves to our egos. Our egos won’t allow love.
When we become egoless, we become love.
No one can hurt you when you have no ego.
The ego is like the doorway to despair and angst.
It invites jealousy in.
It invites hurt in.
It invites anger in.
We start at birth with no ego.
We start to build ego doors that close off the power of our own love.
The more we allow the doors to build and block, the more we feel hurt, and rage, jealousy, revenge, sadness.
When most of our doors are closed we are in a state of complete despair.
It is like it is locked away, waiting to be released.
Too often we wait for the other person to fill us with their love.
We don’t open any of our doors.
We don’t give much of our love in return.
We may at first, but then slowly, the doors close again.
We feel slighted—the door closes.
We feel jealousy—the door closes.
Then we are miserable.
The other person starts to withhold love and we feel empty.
We wonder where it went.
We struggle to try to regain the good feeling we once had.
We try coaxing the other person with bribes.
Do this and I will love you.
Here’s a gift-give me love, then I will love you.
We have no need if we have our own love.
We can give it to others without condition.
We can provide an endless supply if our doors are open.
It is infinite. It grows exponentially.
We have the power to give love to anyone and everyone.
One at a time or to large groups.
We can make other people feel love and happiness.
Then they may discover for themselves a desire to have it also.
People can have a profound impact on each other.
You can help others without telling, by allowing them to feel happiness.
Then they will seek more of it, if they discover their own storehouse within.
They can then supply it for others.
Try standing beside some one and without words or gestures, give them love.
Feel love radiate from you.
Share your endless source of love.
Watch it grow.
If we had no words, no language-how would we show love?
How would we show happiness?
You already know.
There is one path. The path you choose.
Look forward. Look ahead to what you desire.
This is the path.
Fill your heart with your desires. Love. Life. Joy.
Whatever you see, whatever you desire. Hold it.
Create it by belief. Create it by allowing. By following your heart. This is the way.
This is the only way.
What is in your heart? Love? Joy? Grief? Despair?
What do you desire?
Hold it. Hold on to it daily. Hourly. Minute by minute.
What is my deepest desire?
What results do I truly seek in this moment?
In the next moment?
In all the moments forward?
What destiny will my thoughts lead me to?
What course am I creating in this exact moment?
You will never know the specifics of the course, but you will always know the destination.
Hold that. Hold it in your heart.
Let others see the destiny in your heart by your actions.
Forgiveness and joy will lead to your goals.
Jealously and fear will not take you there. That will be a path to unhappiness.
Are you adding to that path?
Which path are you on in this exact moment?
Be on the path to what you hold in your heart. This is the only way to happiness. The only way to joy.
Hold love in your heart.
The journey to love will be a path with many outcomes along the way.
Use the moments to fuel new moments. Rising to the surface will be your path.
Allow the possibilities to rise to the surface. When you trust and know your true goal, you move effortlessly towards it. Through various means.
This is not a perfect path, but it is a path of opportunity.
This is not the path to riches, but to a rich life.
This is not the path to success, but to a successful life.
There is much joy in the journey.
You can handle it.
Do not deny yourself joy along the way.
The most specific thing we can tell you is to do the work that you most find joy in.
You will not be wrong.
There is no wrong.
Open to the work.
Become the work.
Close off the clutter of others.
Discover what you have to say.
Discover what you have to show.
Let that guide you in all.
That is enough.
That is all.
That is everything.