Love Temple Wisdom No. 32

"At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough. No record of it needs to be kept and you don't need someone to share it with or tell it to. When that happens -- that letting go -- you let go because you can. The world will always be there -- while you sleep it will be there -- when you wake it will be there as well. So you can sleep and there is reason to wake." -- Toni Morrison
“At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough. No record of it needs to be kept and you don’t need someone to share it with or tell it to. When that happens — that letting go — you let go because you can. The world will always be there — while you sleep it will be there — when you wake it will be there as well. So you can sleep and there is reason to wake.”
— Toni Morrison

Today’s mantra: love.

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Love Temple Wisdom No. 31

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”  ― Gautama Buddha, Sayings Of Buddha
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
― Gautama Buddha, Sayings Of Buddha

Today’s mantra: I am peace.

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Love Temple Wisdom No. 30

"“Let each man take the path according to his capacity, understanding and temperament. His true guru will meet him along that path.”  ― Sivananda Saraswati
“Let each man take the path according to his capacity, understanding and temperament. His true guru will meet him along that path.”
― Sivananda Saraswati

Today’s mantra: Live free.

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Love Temple Wisdom No. 29

"Our time on this earth is sacred, and we should celebrate every moment. The importance of this has been completely forgotten: even religious holidays have been transformed into opportunities to go to the beach or the park or skiing.  There are no more rituals.  Ordinary actions can no longer be transformed into manifestations of the sacred.  We cook and complain that it's a waste of time, when we should be pouring our love into making that food.  We work and believe it's a divine curse, when we should be using our skills to bring pleasure and to spread the energy of the Mother." Paulo Coelho
“Our time on this earth is sacred, and we should celebrate every moment.
The importance of this has been completely forgotten: even religious holidays have been transformed into opportunities to go to the beach or the park or skiing. There are no more rituals. Ordinary actions can no longer be transformed into manifestations of the sacred. We cook and complain that it’s a waste of time, when we should be pouring our love into making that food. We work and believe it’s a divine curse, when we should be using our skills to bring pleasure and to spread the energy of the Mother.”
Paulo Coelho

Today’s mantra: I am peace.

Photography by Ajua Hawkins

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Philadelphia Flower Show 2014: “ARTiculture”

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This review is long over due. I took so many pictures at the Philadelphia Flower Show that I had been putting off uploaded them to my computer. Well, I finally buckled down and did the deed. I’ll start off by saying that I love the theme of this year’s show, “ARTiculture”. The interplay between art and horticulture was fantastic. I enjoyed seeing some of my favorite artists presented in such novel ways.

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Love Temple Wisdom No. 28

"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in." George Washington Carver
“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.” George Washington Carver

Today’s mantra: I am love.

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Love Temple Wisdom No. 27

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”  ― Mahatma Gandhi
“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Today’s mantra: I am love.

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Love Temple Wisdom No. 26

“Listen to your being. It is continuously giving you hints; it is a still, small voice. It does not shout at you, that is true. And if you are a little silent you will start feeling your way. Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that's what maturity is all about.”  ― Osho
“Listen to your being. It is continuously giving you hints; it is a still, small voice. It does not shout at you, that is true. And if you are a little silent you will start feeling your way. Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that’s what maturity is all about.”
― Osho

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Love Temple Wisdom No. 25

“Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny--he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally--you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you.”  ― Osho
“Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny–he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally–you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you.”
― Osho

Eye-and-eye mantra: Be the woman you want to be at all times!

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Love Temple Wisdom No. 24

“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.”  ― Osho
“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.
Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love.
So if you love a flower, let it be.
Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation.”
― Osho

Today’s mantra: breathe in peace.

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Love Temple Wisdom No. 23

“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That's its balance.”  ― Osho
“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.”
― Osho

Today’s mantra: choose love. 

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Love Temple Wisdom No. 22

"We would focus on everything that mattered to us. It is so satisfying to hold a thought and to find the feeling place and then see the Universe conspire to help you receive it. Oh, co-creation at its best."   ---Abraham
“We would focus on everything that mattered to us. It is so satisfying to hold a thought and to find the feeling place and then see the Universe conspire to help you receive it. Oh, co-creation at its best.”
—Abraham

Eye-and-eye mantra: Be the woman you want to be at all times!

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Love Temple Wisdom No. 21

“Experience life in all possible ways -- good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don't be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become.”  ― Osho
“Experience life in all possible ways —
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light,
summer-winter. Experience all the dualities.
Don’t be afraid of experience, because
the more experience you have, the more
mature you become.”
― Osho

Eye-and-eye mantra: Be the woman you want to be at all times!

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Love Temple Wisdom No. 20

"You cannot notice what-is and complain about it, and be a vibrational match to the solution. When you were living the problem, you were asking for the solution, and Source said yesimmediately.   So, there's never a reason for you to be wallowing around in a problem for more than about a second? You can get so good at this that before you're even aware that the problem has gotten started, you've already got the solution under way."   ---Abraham
“You cannot notice what-is and complain about it, and be a vibrational match to the solution. When you were living the problem, you were asking for the solution, and Source said yes immediately.
So, there’s never a reason for you to be wallowing around in a problem for more than about a second? You can get so good at this that before you’re even aware that the problem has gotten started, you’ve already got the solution under way.”
—Abraham

Eye-and-eye mantra: Be the woman you want to be at all times!

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Love Temple Wisdom No. 19

"When you reach for the thought that feels better, the Universe is now responding differently to you because of that effort. And so, the things that follow you get better and better, too. So it gets easier to reach for the thought that feels better, because you are on ever-increasing, improving platforms that feel better."   ---Abraham
“When you reach for the thought that feels better, the Universe is now responding differently to you because of that effort. And so, the things that follow you get better and better, too. So it gets easier to reach for the thought that feels better, because you are on ever-increasing, improving platforms that feel better.”
—Abraham

Eye-and-eye mantra: Be the woman you want to be at all times!

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Love Temple Wisdom No. 18

“What-is has no bearing on what is coming unless you are continually regurgitating the story of what is. By thinking and speaking more of how you really want your life to be, you allow what you are currently living to be the jumping-off place for so much more. But if you speak predominantly of what-is, then you still jump off —but you jump off into more of the same.”   ---Abraham
“What-is has no bearing on what is coming unless you are continually regurgitating the story of what is. By thinking and speaking more of how you really want your life to be, you allow what you are currently living to be the jumping-off place for so much more. But if you speak predominantly of what-is, then you still jump off —but you jump off into more of the same.”
—Abraham

Eye-and-eye mantra: Be the woman you want to be at all times!

Photography by Ajua Hawkins. 

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins