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Sweeten the Heart, Like a Bottle of Wine - Monday’s Inspiration 13.

Updated on May 29, 2017

Quote from a Seer

“The age-old discovery—

Forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness –

Is the only way to real happiness." -Sri Chinmoy

Room with a view


Celestial Lotus


A Free Verse Sonnet

From the confines of the living room, be free.

Go up unto the roof and look over…

Do you not hear the cries of your brethren

In distant lands?

Switch rooms for a day.

The lotus within bids you blossom.

The Light from afar is calling: Come! Come!

And the Soul yearns for the joys of union.

O Lantern, You are not the sac

That veils your Beauty….

The thorn, disguising the elegance of thy rose.

Love is simply building a fireside, for your arrival.

So come, let your wings unfurl, like the gracefulness of the pine,

Sweeten the Heart, like a bottle of wine.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 28th May, 2017.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

Rose With Thorn


“If we live in our Oneness-Heart,

We will feel the essence of all religions

Which is the love of God.

Forgiveness, compassion, tolerance, brotherhood

And the feeling of oneness,

Are the signs of a true religion.”-Sri Chinmoy

Quote from a Seer


Quote From a Seer

“I am very happy,because

I have conquered myself and not the world.

I am very happy because

I have loved the world and not myself.” -Sri Chinmoy.

From the mystic poet Hafiz


Are we sufficiently accommodating to those we do not know?

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Yes, Dee. Cute, eh? Yes again, times have changed. Appreciated.


      Nice! You have a farm too? Yes, Love is always on duty. Sweeettt!!

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Good stuff dear friend. We are taking care of our animals tonight and that makes us love our friends more deeply.

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Manatita, when I first left home, both the hills and the ocean were in full view. Now there are too many houses. I'm thinking of creating a view from my rooftop. Would you advise me to take a bottle of wine with me up there?

      Seriously though, I like the line: "Love is simply building a fireside, for your arrival."

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thank you, Rasma.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Most wonderful and delightful poem. As the saying goes - If only I could, I would.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Yes, indeed, my Dear Linda.

      Yes, indeed. I try, you try. Let us continue ... let us continue.

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your poem and the Sri Chinmoy quotes are important and inspirational, Manatita, especially considering the state of the world and humanity today.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london


      Give me a day or so and I'll visit you. Gratitude ...much.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Yes, my dear Linda.

      That's doing an awful lot. I commend you. Peace.

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      Linda Lum 

      2 years ago from Washington State, USA

      A beautiful poem. I cannot change the world, but I can change my response to it.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Me too, Peggy, me too.

      Let's not under-estimate our power. Let's continue to serve ... to inspire. Ants are so industrious! Small, but they achieve enormous things. So grateful to you and thank you so much! Welcome here.

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I like those lines related to the "essence of all religions" being the love of God. Wish that the people on our small planet swirling about in the vastness of space could learn to live peacefully with one another.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london


      So in tune with the teachings of the Saints! I have not said anything else for seven years! Praise be!

      Thank you so much!!

      Ah, Bill.

      A noble Soul! Let us continue ... let us continue.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I can't change the world, but I can change the lives of those around, Bro, love!

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      2 years ago from India

      Beautiful! Showing sympathy is very much necessary . It gives strength to the sufferer. I loved this quote. Conquering our self is the biggest achievement. We should know ourselves in order to decipher the world around us. Good concept.

      A very inspirational hub. Enjoyed reading it.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Hi. Hello Frank.

      I have not neglected you, have I? Or perhaps you have not written. I'll have a look. Thank you so much!!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago

      very well written my friend :)

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thanks, Three Keys.

      I have been back regularly for 5 months, perhaps.

      Yes, the Heart is the guide and indeed wisdom should dictate. All becomes well when we use the Heart -the psychic Heart...

      Good to see you. Loving thoughts.

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      2 years ago

      I think we can be accommodating to a point. That is, accommodating to the point it doesn't offend or injure our values. If we cannot accomodate another, it is best to be silent or remove yourself from that person. Therefore, a kind of peace still reigns instead of a unneccessary stance being taken by each side attempting to prove their side of the equation, which may or may not be seen or heard by the other.

      Nice to see you are still creating manitita.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      You're a gem, Tamara. A breath of fresh air and food for the Soul on this quiet Monday morning here in London. God bless your noble spirit.

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      Tamara Moore 

      2 years ago

      A Beautiful poem, and light-giving words. I do wish I knew how to help the many who suffer in this world. Thank you for sharing this!


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