The word inspiration has a beautiful meaning and comes from the Latin inspirare (“to breathe or blow into”).
Devamani is inspired to share some poems, writings, and photos (by others or her) that she feels touched and inspired by. This section will be in a flux, growing, flowing, changing, and constantly evolving.
'May we remember to slow down enough to notice the diamond dew drop under the vast blue sky.
May we breathe deep enough to feel the fragrance of the velvet night entering our eyes.
May these lines and captured light help us remember the silent waters of our heart.'
Living a Making
Let no one keep you from your journey.
Let nothing dissuade you
from seeing what you see
or feeling the winds that make you
want to dance alone
or go where no one
has yet to go.
You are the only explorer.
Your heart, the unreadable compass.
Your soul, the shore of a promise
too great to be ignored.
- Marc Nepo
... as we enter this day,
as the earth bows towards the sun
filling itself with ageless light, let us bow
to the inner song of light that has played
since the beginning, letting it drift through
our hearts into the world like wind through
a harp, filling all we say and do with love...
Let us, when swimming in the stream,
become the stream...
Let us, when moving with the music,
become the music...
Let us, when rocking the wounded,
become the suffering...
Let us live deep enough
till there is only one direction...
and slow enough till there is only
the beginning of time...
and loud enough in our hearts
till there is no need to speak...
Let us live for the grace beneath all we want,
let us see it in everything and everyone...
Let us live the prayer of the flower,
growing toward the light...
O nameless spirit that is not done with us,
let us love without a net
beyond the fear of death
until the speck of peace
we guard so well
becomes the world...
- Marc Nepo