Luminous Trails

Yoga, Travel, Inspiration


“What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” 


                                                                                                                  Mary Oliver




"Fear not but be full of light and love."                                                 Ben Okri

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition. To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."


Ralph Waldo Emerson



Grandfather, Great Spirit, fill us with light. Teach us to walk the soft earth as relatives to all that lives.


Lakota Prayer- Native American


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Marianne Williamson



"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."  


Buddha



"Thou art Light. Let that Light shine." 


Thoth



"It is always sunrise somewhere. Eternal sunset."                                                                                                      John Muir




"Your job is to shine and thus illuminate the world." 

                                                                                                                                                                             Marianne Williamson





“There is a light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond us all, beyond the heavens, beyond the highest, the very highest heavens. This is the same light that shines in our hearts.”

Chandogya Upanishad





"The object of man is to make daylight shine through him." 


Ralph Waldo Emerson



"It is through you that the sun shines and the stars shed their lustre. You are in all and you are all."



Swami Vivekananda


"No day is more wasted than one without laughter."


Japanese proverb



"Being self luminous, you cause everything to shine. 

Delighting in your own form, you fill the universe with delight. 

Rocking with your own bliss, you make the whole world dance with joy.


He who, without hesitation views all of this tangible world as your form,

Having filled the universe with the form of his own self

Is eternally joyful. Why then the fear?" 


Utpaladaveda

"Among the trillion mysteries of the cosmos, the most phenomenal is Light."

                                                                                                                                                Paramahansa Yogananda


"See luminous energy emerging from your heart, extending outward to touch all things. Cast the light over your physical body. Allow it to illuminate your mind. Cast it over your childhood home. Cast it over people you love. Cast it over people you judge. Cast it over warring nations. Cast it over the entire planet. Congratulations, you have picked up your magic wand and began to use it."

                                                                                                                                                     Marianne Williamson


"The sun shines not on us, but in us."

                                                                                                                                                                      John Muir


"Make of yourself a light." 
                                                                                                                                                                          Buddha

To Light alone I bow.