Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends


A line from one of my favourite poems from sufi poet Hafiz.  I think his poetry is perhaps the most beautiful I have ever read.
Powerful, thought-provoking and deeply moving.

Your Mother and My Mother 

Fear is the cheapest room in the house.
I would like to see you living
In better conditions,

For your mother and my mother
Were friends.

I know the Innkeeper
In this part of the universe.
Get some rest tonight,
Come to my verse again tomorrow.
We’ll go speak to the Friend together.

I should not make any promises right now,
But I know if you
Somewhere in this world –
Something good will happen.

God wants to see
More love and playfulness in your eyes
For that is your greatest witness to Him.

Your soul and my soul
Once sat together in the Beloved’s womb
Playing footsie.

Your heart and my heart
Are very, very old friends.

Always Follow Your Bliss.

Always Follow Your Bliss.

“A very good career choice would be to gravitate toward those activities and to embrace those desires that harmonize with your core intentions, which are: FREEDOM and GROWTH—and JOY. Make a “career” of living a happy life rather than trying … Continue reading

5 Easy Tips For A Blissed-Out Meditation Experience

me meditating
Photo of Candice Benson, taken by Heidi Parker of Seeking Santosha Nicaragua

When some people think “meditation”, they think “I can’t do it”, “It’s boring”, “I can’t sit still that long” etc.

I used to be one of those people so I understand! I really do. 

I really struggled with it at first.

My busy mind was always coming up with new tricks and excuses to tell me that there were definitely more important and interesting things to do. Sitting still for 20 minutes cannot possibly improve my life THAT much.

But, after a while of consistent practice, I’m here to tell you:

It WILL change your life. 

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Breathtaking … Hauntingly Beautiful Timelapse Video

Timelapse photography has always fascinated me – there is something so hauntingly beautiful about it.

I came across this gorgeous video and wanted to share it with all of you.

This video truly moved me and I had it on repeat for most of the evening. Our world is so unbelievably beautiful….

The music is Ludovico Einaudi – Nuvole Bianche.