We are so excited to celebrate the release of our amazing LOVE themed issue! This week we had a chance to connect with some of the amazing presenters at this year’s Bhakti Fest taking place in Joshua Tree, CA this Sept where the Yoga Love team will be! We asked some of our favorite artists and presenters to share with us some thoughts on what they have learned about LOVE. Check out their thoughts on love below.
Love itself is perfect and it exceeds the most beautiful definitions.
You don’t have to create Love or Happiness, just uncover it. This is what happens over time as we find a way to live without fear, and with an open heart. Real Love is like the sunshine. It shines on everything everywhere. I have no doubts that love is who we truly are.
What I learned about love
In this journey of life on the path of Bhakti Yoga,I have learned that love can be shared – beyond species – in that creatures share love and compassion beyond their species like the tiger that nurses piglets, cats that care for lil chicks, and that great bond that can thrive amongst humans, creatures, and all of the plant world. Love is the perfect symbiosis of our relationship with our living sacred Earth.
Love is our embodied super alchemy supporting our immune system, longevity, and flow states, and yet can be non-local such as the love in from wisdom beings, Gurus beyond time and space. Love nourishes us when the desert of life is dry when we feel the load we carry is almost going to break. Love gives us buoyancy. Every day, we can realize that love is breath – an ocean that is breathing us now and ultimately as Ram Dass, whispers to us, “love is non-judgemental awareness.”
May we open to the ocean of breath as love and may all beings be transformed in Divine love as our very nature.
This is a verse from a devotional prayer that Sri Siddhi Ma sang to Maharaj-ji Neem Karoli Baba:
Yourself devoid of attributes, you shower love and grace on all,
Desireless yourself, you are the creator of the Universe.
Formless, yet thou art the true eternal Siddha, The God of all, you are known to be bound by pure love.
Love can be very fleeting, here one moment and gone the next. Best to immerse oneself in the inner love of the divine and be happy in the moment
JAI DEV SINGH
Love is simple, wisdom is love
Petra at The Sound Mind Garden
Love abides in pure motive. Love wants nothing of you, and everything for you. May all beings find happiness. Sarva Mangalam.
Love is the answer to everything.
Love is the highest and truest of all frequencies amplified in the presence of sacred community – ‘Divasonic’
My time on this planet I have learned that everything is here to teach me how to love.
What I have learned about love is that we often lock love in our hearts and may end up spending our entire life in shrinking, terrifying scarcity. But when we open the door of our heart and let love flow, we can see it grow. And as it grows, it transforms our own life and the lives of others; it fills all dark spaces with light and eases all density into flow.
I’ve learned that to love means to serve. To put aside, sacrifice and tolerate the discomfort of material life in order to give and share practices, like kirtan, that will enliven our true identity – the soul.
Openness and healing at all levels. Om