“A life without love is of no account. Don’t ask yourself what kind of love you should seek, spiritual or material, divine or mundane, Eastern or Western. Divisions only lead to more divisions. Love has no labels, no definitions. It is what it is, pure and simple. Love is the water of life. And a lover is a soul of fire! The universe turns differently when fire loves water.” – Rumi

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What beauty resides in our own backyard

Yet to see it with clear eyes

Not blemished by other thoughts

But brought into view by presence in mind

And silence of noise that rattles our brain

That stills one’s heart for a moments breath

And sheds a tear of loving oneness

With all that is our gift

With all that we can surrender.