From Self Reliance Book
“What you believe you become.
Believe in beauty, for the Earth Mother is covered
Believe in love, for your Earth Mother and Sky Father love you.
Believe in magic and you release your soul from the prison
your mind tries to build around it.
Above all, don’t be afraid.
The Great Spirit provides all that is needed.”
Thy Sacred Dwelling
“Why have I two eyes if not to behold Thy glorious vision?
Why have I two ears if not to hear Thy gentle whisper?
Why have I the sense of smell if not to breathe the essence of Thy spirit?
Why have I two lips, Beloved, if not to kiss Thy beautiful countenance?
Why have I two hands if not to work in Thy divine cause?
Why have I two legs if not to walk in Thy spiritual path?
Why have I a voice if not to sing Thy celestial song?
Why have I a heart, Beloved< if not to make it Thy sacred dwelling?”
—Hazrat Inayat Khan
“Man Must first create peace within himself if he desires to see peace in the world;
for lacking peace within, no effort of his can bring any result.”
— Hazrat Inayat Khan
The Healing Heart
Sympathy—a china doll sheds a tear
and a piece of the Great Wall comes down.
Synchronicity—at the same time, in New Your City a lover’s heart mends a tear
and a flower breaks through the concrete.”
Let Me Walk in Beauty
“O Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds,
and whose breath gives light to all the world,
Hear me—I come before you, one of your children,
I am small and weak.
I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty,
and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things that you have made,
my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise, so that I may know the things
you have taught my people,
and the lesson you have hidden in every rock and leaf.
I seek strength, not to be superior to my brothers and sisters,
but to be able to fight my greatest enemy, myself.
Make me ever ready to come to you,
with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades as a fading sunset,
my spirit may come to you without shame.”
—Yellow Hawk Sioux Chief