I love the poetry of his writing, and while I do not agree with all his views, they challenge me to think and to grow and to make up my own mind.
How did you learn to enlighten hearts? How open is your being? What is your purpose? Are you loved?
“Are you guarding your heart, hiding the depth of your love, attempting to disregard your constant yearning to give and receive deep love? The deepest form of feminine beauty is love itself, shining freely from the heart, radiating through the body and into the world, unobstructed and unguarded.”
“Our culture does not support this depth of energy. Your mother probably spent more time teaching you how to dress then how to love. She probably commented more on the way you should do your hair then on the way you should breathe in order for your energy to move blissfully through your body and enlighten the hearts of others. At the deepest level of expression, feminine love is the same force as masculine freedom; they are one openness of being.”
“They look different -the feminine asks how do I look, am I loved? The masculine asks what is my purpose? How can I be more free and successful?”
“Your body is going to rot, no doubt. Sooner or later you will look in the mirror, and see yourself getting older and your heart will sink. This is the equivalent of a man’s midlife crisis, when everything seems empty to him. The masculine part of you can experience the same midlife crisis that a man does. The feminine part of you goes through very different kind of crisis, not a purpose but of light, “am I still radiant?”
“Feminine spiritual practice involves surrendering as, and expressing, the deepest light and love that flows through your heart, devoting your body to dancing love’s dance, breathing love’s bliss, and radiating love’s light, moment by moment, regardless of how bad you feel. You don’t need to deny your emotional ups and downs or your physical pains while you practice being love in their midst.”
“This requires learning to identify more with the radiance that shines from your heart through your body, rather than identifying with the superficial shine inherent to youthful flesh.” By David Deida
I love the surrendering, the radiance that shines from the heart, openness, sense of purpose. It makes me think. It challenges how I have thought about this in the past.