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The Bewildering Heart. Saturday's Inspiration 25. An offering of Love to Ioannis Arvanitis and his Beautiful Family

Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Wisdom from the Master

“The heart is a
The thousand-stringed instrument

That can only be tuned with
Love.” -Hafez

Beauty is the inner and outer expression of the soul. When we see beauty, such as in the innocent smile of a child, or a garden of spring-flowers, we are thrilled within and the Heart stirs in silence.

Swans gliding gracefully on a serene lake, or a fine beach of crystal-clear waters and smooth sand, enhance our inner beauty. Nature by virtue of its magnificence, also augments our inner cheerfulness and joy.

The Heart is the eternal realm of beauty. The Heart is the shrine and the soul is the deity within the shrine. When one is centered within, earth itself, becomes a field of beauty.


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Let your fingers be Mines, My breath your breath,

Our music will sound so much sweeter this way.

Let our symphonies blend, let My lips be your lute,

Our Hearts will then dance, in the melody of Oneness.


My sweet angel, you have built so many walls around

Yourself, guarding your demons of loneliness and fear.

You have even hired shadows, to protect the delicate web,

Creating a tangle of suffering, on your beautiful spirit.


Meanwhile, the candescent moon, continues to shine,

For she knows that Love will never stop loving you.

The dark clouds will dissipate, as tomorrow’s dawn sets in,

Heralding the advent of a new beginning.


Your soul will sing with My Soul, rejoicing with marigolds in

A summer of harvest; you will give thanks for another beautiful morn.


Let your fingers be mines, My breath your breath,

Our music will sound so much sweeter this way.

Let our symphonies blend; let My lips be your lute,

Our Hearts will then dance, in the melody of Oneness.


- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 31st January, 2020

An Alchemy of Light

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Ioannis, Fotini, his wife and their four children

Ioannis, Fotini, his wife and their four children

The Bewildering Heart

How sweet is the redolence of the jasmine,

How blessed the wafts, of the sacrifice of the rose.

To adorn Your fine robes of ultimate beauty, how do I start?

Where’s the gaze to hold, thy birthless Heart?


I am a pantheon of flames, in this diaspora of souls,

The mid-point of a circle, from which My wayfarers

Dance. I sing in the breath of the breath of

Silence; reveal Myself, in the brilliance of the moon and stars.


When the day breaks, it rides on the sacred dawn,

Humming My praises, like the nightingale, in the synchrony

Of Light, and I hide in this alchemy, igniting the fire of new life.

O man, where is the spark that ne’er departs?

You’re a diamond within -- a bewildering Heart.


- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 1st February, 2020

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Wisdom of the Master

“Not loving is a letting go.
Listen,
The terrain around here
Is
Far too
Dangerous
For
That.” Hafiz

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Wisdom from the Master

“Divine love does not mean an emotional exchange of human thoughts or ideas, but it means the fulfilment of oneness. .. Inside infinite Compassion, we shall feel the living breath of love. Again, inside the supreme Justice, we shall feel the living presence of love.” -Sri Chinmoy

Beauty all around me

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