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Drink All Your Passion

Starovoitova Nadiia

 

Drink All Your Passion

There is a community of the spirit.
Join it, and feel the delight
of walking in the noisy street,
and being the noise.

Drink all your passion,
and be a disgrace.

Close both eyes
to see with the Other Eye.

Open your hands,
if you want to be held.

Consider what you’ve been doing!
Why do you stay with such a mean-spirited
and dangerous partner?

For the security of having food, admit it!
Here’s a better arrangement: Give up this life,
and get a hundred new lives.

Sit down in this circle.

Quit acting like a wolf, and feel
the Shepard’s Love filling you.

At night, your Beloved wanders.
Don’t take pain-killers.

Tonight, no consolations.
And don’t eat.

Close your mouth against food.
Taste the Lover’s mouth in yours.

You moan, “But she left me. He left me.”
Twenty more will come.

Be empty of worrying.
Think of Who Created Thought!

~ Rumi

 

 

Featured Artist
Starovoitova Nadiia

artist

The featured image is a beatiful watercolor paining by artist Starovoitova Nadiia. Below is all the information I could find about her. She is very talented. Zen of Water celebrates her talent by featuring her painting.

Starovoitova Nadiia
Illustrator / Vector Artist
Location:Ukraine

Starovoytova Nadia was born in the city of Vladivostok.
In 1977 she graduated from fashion design faculty of the Moskow State Textil University.
From 1987 – Member of the Union of Design of Ukraine
The participant of numerous exhibitions in Ukraine and Germany.

About Starovoitova Nadiia
http://starovoytova-art.narod.ru/vita_en.html

Website Paintings
http://starovoytova-art.narod.ru/painting_en.html

Vladivostok, Russia
The name Vladivostok loosely translates from Russian as “the ruler of the East”—a name similar to Vladikavkaz which means “the ruler of the Caucasus”. The city is the home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet and the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHoSiUzTB78

vladivostokfromhelicopter002-9

 

Featured Concept
Live in the Moment

Question
by Prema

What is the great poet Rumi presenting?

“There is a community of the spirit. Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street and being the noise. Drink all your passion, and be a disgrace. Close both eyes to see with the other eye.”

Your thoughts please?

Best Answer

Live in the moment, no, BE the moment, with all of the sights and sounds. Let passion lead the way, and don’t give a damn what others think of you. When you stop looking with the eyes and the mind, spirit will become your sight.

by Fredens

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080709135752AA24QEL

gI_90392_Thich Nhat Hanh ap1 c

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”
~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

“Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.”
~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

“To be loved means to be recognized as existing.”
~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

“Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature.”
~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

“We have to continue to learn. We have to be open. And we have to be ready to release our knowledge in order to come to a higher understanding of reality.”
~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

Oprah Winfrey talks with Thich Nhat Hanh Excerpt – Powerful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ9UtuWfs3U

 

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