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The Free Soul

the free soul

“The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.”

— Charles Bukowski Author, Tales of Ordinary Madness

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John Lennon on God

“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.”
― John Lennon“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.”<br /><br /><br /><br />
― John Lennon</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>The Mind Unleashed

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The Journey Of Opening Your Heart

self love

In order to make this journey of opening your heart, radical self-kindness must become your new object of meditation. If sadness comes, if shame appears, if loneliness arrives, if despair rages within, practice holding these long lost pieces of yourself in an environment of clear space. Nothing has gone wrong, you are not broken, and no mistake has been made. Please stay close. My god, there is so much grace inside your body.

Open, friend, to the possibility that your somatic-emotional world is a wisdom field, come into this world not in order to be healed, transformed, changed, or interpreted, but so that you may finally dance with it as you would with your sweetest, most tender lover. Give everything to know what you are, for it is so precious. Please don’t hold back, for this weary place needs you.

The beloved is here and she will continue to send her envoys into your life, in the form of oneness and separation, broken and whole, confusion and clarity, and sadness and joy. Each of love’s forms has come to unlock a secret place within you, so that a unique form of light can come through into this world. As you let go of billions of years of abandoning your grace body and your miracle senses, a great burning will be unleashed throughout this love-star.

Yes, you will burn until you are translucent, but it is within this burning that your gifts will be revealed.

-Matt Licata


Writer/editor at Sounds True, Matt is based in Boulder Colorado and is also a Psychotherapist.  We love finding his writings in our Facebook newsfeed, you will too:  And check out Matt’s blog here. 

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The Answers Are Not Given To You Now

rilke quotes

I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer. – Rilke


Rainer Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926)  — was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, “widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets”,writing in both verse and highly lyrical prose. Several critics have described Rilke’s work as inherently “mystical”.Rainer Maria Rilke, 1900.jpg

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Dreams Are the Seedlings of Realities

inspirational quotes about dreams

“The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.”

~ James Allen





James Allen (28 November 1864 – 24 January 1912) was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement. His best known work, As a Man Thinketh, has been mass-produced since its publication in 1902. It has been a source of inspiration to motivational and self-help authors.

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