Love is not a feeling. Love simply is. It is intangible, yet knowable. It is the essence of who we are. It simply needs to be realised. One need not stand on one’s head or do mahamudra to reach the stars. After all, what we seek is already here. We simply have to release the barriers (many of which take the form of desires) to its realisation. Persevere in whatever way you can. Be persistent and consistent and the goal will be realised. Intention is far more important than the mechanism used to reach the goal. All paths, all ways, lead to the same destination. Hold onto your boarding card and you won’t miss the plane.  

Enlightenment is never further away than your next conscious breath.


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Radio host, librarian, inspirational speaker and health educator John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives and the recently released Beyond the Search, books to lift the spirit and touch the heart. See

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