Somewhere, a voice calls, in the depths of my heart May I always be dreaming, the dreams that move my heart So many tears of sadness, uncountable through and through I know on the other side of them I’ll find you
Everytime we fall down to the ground we look up to the blue sky above We wake to it’s blueness, as for the first time
Though the road is long and lonely and the end far away, out of sight I can with these two arms embrace the light
As I bid farewell my heart stops, in tenderness I feel My silent empty body begins to listen to what is real
The wonder of living, the wonder of dying The wind, town, and flowers, we all dance one unity
Somewhere a voice calls in the depths of my heart keep dreaming your dreams, don’t ever let them part
Why speak of all your sadness or of life’s painfull woes Instead let the same lips sing a gentle song for you
The whispering voice, we never want to forget, in each passing memory always there to guide you
When a miror has been broken, shattered pieces scattered on the ground Glimpses of new life, reflected all around
Window of beginning, stillness, new light of the dawn Let my silent, empty body be filled and reborn
No need to search outside, nor sail across the sea Cause here shining inside me, it’s right here inside me
I’ve found a brightness, it’s always with me
-Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away)
Once upon a time there was an island where all the feelings lived; happiness, sadness, knowledge, and all the others, including love.
One day it was announced to all of the feelings that the island was going to sink to the bottom of the ocean. So all the feelings prepared their boats to leave. Love was the only one that stayed. She wanted to preserve the island paradise until the las…t possible moment. When the island was almost totally under, Love decided it was time to leave. She began looking for someone to ask for help.
Just then Richness was passing by in a grand boat. Love asked, “Richness, Can I come with you on your boat?” Richness answered, ” I’m sorry, but there is a lot of silver and gold on my boat and there would be no room for you anywhere.”
Then Love decided to ask Vanity for help who was passing in a beautiful vessel.
Love cried out, “Vanity, help me please.”
“I can’t help you”, Vanity said, “You are all wet and will damage my beautiful boat.”
Next, Love saw Sadness passing by.
Love said, “Sadness, please let me go with you.”
Sadness answered, “Love,
I’m sorry, but, I just need to be alone now.”
Then, Love saw Happiness.
Love cried out, ” Happiness, please take me with you.”
But Happiness was so overjoyed that he didn’t hear Love calling to him. Love began to cry.
Then, she heard a voice say, “Come Love, I will take you with me.” It was an elder. Love felt so blessed and overjoyed that she forgot to ask the elder his name. When they arrived on land the elder went on his way. Love realized how much she owed the elder.
Love then found Knowledge and asked, “Who was it that helped me?”
“It was Time”, Knowledge answered.
“But why did Time help me when no one else would?”, Love asked.
Knowledge smiled and with deep wisdom and sincerity, answered,
“Because only Time is capable of understanding how great Love is.”
unconsumption:Giant fish-shaped sculptures made from discarded plastic bottles — on Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
See additional photos from the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) here.
— Sri Amma Bhagavan
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