no really, what if?

‎What if our religion was each other
If our practice was our life
If prayer our words
What if the temple was the Earth
If forests were our church
If holy water – the rivers, lakes and ocean
What if meditation was our relationships
If the teacher was life
If wisdom was self-knowledge
If love was the centre of our being
~Ganga White

That, my friends, is the most beautiful thing I read all day, and thing number 26 of 101.

Are you finding it?


  1. Reply
    LindyLouMac in Italy March 21, 2011

    What wonderful words. Thanks for your recent commentover on my blog, which is much appreciated.

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    kelly March 21, 2011

    Oh yes. those are words to live by, truly. Printing this one out to post on my wall. Thank you.

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    Marilyn March 21, 2011

    I have often thought that the forests are our churches and I like the idea that our rivers, lakes and sea are our holy water and love at the centre of our being.
    My small thing, my joy …listening to my granddaughter when she is sleeping, little sighs and snuffles.

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    Susan March 21, 2011

    I agree with Kelly that this deserves to be printed out and read each and every day … thanks for sharing.

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    Susannah March 22, 2011

    What if….we all made that choice. Then it would be so.
    Hmmm, I think I already have! 😉
    Wonderful words, thanks for posting this Jennifer!
    Beautiful indeed. x

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    Jennifer March 22, 2011

    I thought they were wonderful!

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    Jennifer March 22, 2011

    I agree Kelly – have printed them out myself!

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    Jennifer March 22, 2011

    I agree – I have never felt closer to the divine than when I was in a forest. Love the thought of your little granddaughter’s sleeping sounds!

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    Jennifer March 22, 2011

    Me too Susan – sometimes it takes simple words/ideas like this to put the big old world into perspective, no?

  10. Reply
    Jennifer March 22, 2011

    It would be so! I already have too, my friend.

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