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Love and Relationships

“Love is never a relationship; love is relating. It is always a river, flowing, unending. Love knows no full stop; the honeymoon begins but never ends. It is not like a novel that starts at a certain point and ends at a certain point. It is an ongoing phenomenon. Lovers end, love continues—it is a continuum. It is a verb, not a noun. And why do we reduce the beauty of relating to relationship? Why are we in such a hurry? Because to relate is insecure, and relationship is a security. Relationship has a certainty; relating is just a meeting of two strangers, maybe just an overnight stay and in the morning we say goodbye. Who knows what is going to happen tomorrow? And we are so afraid that we want to make it certain, we want to make it predictable. We would like tomorrow to be according to our ideas; we don’t allow it freedom to have its own say. We immediately reduce every verb to a noun.”~ Osho

“A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.”
                                                                                                                                                                   ~ William Arthur Ward 

“In real love there is no relationship, because there are not two persons to be related to.  In real love there is only love, a flowering, a fragrance, a melting, a merging.  Only in egoistic love are there two persons, the lover and the loved.  And whenever there is the lover and the loved, love disappears.  Whenever there is love, the lover and the beloved both disappear into love.” ~ Osho

“Many times I say learn the art of love, but what I really mean is: Learn the art of removing all that hinders love.  It is a negative process.  It is like digging a well:  You go on removing many layers of earth, stones, rocks, and then suddenly there is water.  The water was always there; it was an undercurrent.  Now you have removed all the barriers, the water is available.  So is love: Love is the undercurrent of your being.  It is already flowing, but there are many rocks, many layers of earth to be removed.” ~ Osho

Sticks and stones can hurt your bones,
Used with angry art,
And words can sting like anything,
But silence breaks the heart.
– Phyllis McGinley [paraphrased]

When something is missing in our lives,
it usually turns out to be someone.
– Robert Brault [paraphrased]



Daily Spiritual Insights & Inspiration

Daily Spiritual Insights & Inspiration

Temple of Apollo at Delphi, Greece

Know Thyself

The Ancient Greek aphorism “Know thyself”, was inscribed in the pronaos (forecourt) of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. Our inner hidden spiritual being is the most important part of knowing ourselves. This page and this website is dedicated to helping us discover and awakening our spiritual life.



“Say not, “I have found the truth,” but rather, “I have found a truth.”  Say not, “I have found the path of the soul.”  Say rather, “I have met the soul walking upon my path.”  For the soul walks upon all paths.  The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.  The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.”  ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet1923

“I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam:
I looked into the soul of another boy.”  ~Woody Allen

“Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul the work of the soul,
and good for either the work of the other.”  ~Henry David Thoreau

“Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger than the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right…”
~Phillips Brooks, “An Easter Carol”

“A primary method for gaining a mind full of peace is to practice emptying the mind.”
— Napoleon Hill: Was a lecturer and author of books on achieving success.

“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.”  ~Anne Sexton

“Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.” 
~Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“The stars shall fade away, the sun himself
Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years;
But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth,
Unhurt amid the war of elements,
The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.”  
~Joseph Addison

“When you do things from your soul you feel a river moving in you, a joy. 
When action come from another section, the feeling disappears.”  ~Rumi

“He takes men out of time and makes them feel eternity.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The story of Easter is the story of God’s wonderful window of divine surprise.”  ~Carl Knudsen ___________________________

I hope you enjoyed these Spiritual Insights and Inspirational Quotes.

Blessings, Nirup