Benevolent Light

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“Benevolent Light”  |  Anthony Satori

Every day, every moment, the universe is patiently waiting for us to pull softly on the strings of the blinds and let its light flow in.  Take a deep breath, calm your thoughts, and center your spirit.  And then mindfully take action toward something good.  Take action toward love, hope, kindness.  Take action toward health, joy, deeper understanding.  Even the smallest such act, done with a genuine heart, is an invitation for the universe to immerse us in its benevolent light.

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Invincible Summer

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“Invincible Summer”  |  Anthony Satori

“My dear, in the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy.
For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me,
within me, there’s something stronger —
something better, pushing right back.”

— Albert Camus

 

 

Wearing cloth masks and continuing to “social distance” as we return to normal life will be crucial to our long term success against the Coronavirus.  To help, I’ve created some layer scarves and cloth masks to add a bit of fun, beauty and self-expression to the experience.  You can find them right now by clicking here –> RedBubble.com/shop/AnthonySatori.  In addition, for every mask purchased, a mask will be donated to the charity Heart to Heart International, which provides humanitarian aid and healthcare resources to communities in need around the world.

So keep a light heart, stay safe, and always strive to find within yourself your own invincible summer.

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Sincere Longing

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“Sincere Longing”  |  Anthony Satori

“Only the wise know just where predestination ends and free will begins.  Meanwhile, you must keep on doing your best, according to your own clearest understanding.  You must long for freedom as the drowning man longs for air.  Without sincere longing, you will never find God.”

— Paramahansa Yogananda

A Good Fire

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“Thoreau’s Cooking Stove”  |  Anthony Satori

“I sometimes left a good fire when I went to take a walk in a winter afternoon; and when I returned, three or four hours afterward, it would be still alive and glowing.  My house was not empty though I was gone.  It was as if I had left a cheerful housekeeper behind.  It was I and Fire that lived there.”

“The next winter I used a small cooking-stove for economy…  but it did not keep fire so well as the open fireplace.  Cooking was then, for the most part, no longer a poetic, but merely a chemic process.  It will soon be forgotten, in these days of stoves, that we used to roast potatoes in the ashes.  The stove not only took up room and scented the house, but it concealed the fire, and I felt as if I had lost a companion.  You can always see a face in the fire.  The laborer, looking into it at evening, purifies his thoughts…  But I could no longer sit and look into the fire.”

— Henry David Thoreau

Walden: Life in the Woods

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“Walden House”  |  Anthony Satori

“My dwelling was small, and I could hardly entertain an echo in it; but it seemed larger for being a single apartment and remote from neighbors.”

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“Walden House II (Interior)”  |  Anthony Satori

“All the attractions of a house were concentrated in one room; it was kitchen, chamber, parlor, and keeping-room; and whatever satisfaction [one may] derive from living in a house, I enjoyed it all.”

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“Walden House III”  |  Anthony Satori

“The snow had already covered the ground… and surrounded me suddenly with the scenery of winter.  I withdrew yet farther into my shell, and endeavored to keep a bright fire both within my house and within my breast.”

— Henry David Thoreau  (Walden: Life in the Woods, 1854)