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Meditating with thoughts from Siddhartha – Music from Michael Brant DeMaria…

Last night I decided that I would use Michael Brant DeMaria’s album The River as my yoga meditation music. As I was getting ready to meditate I began thinking about Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha, a book and an author that I loved when I was in college. Didn’t many of us in the 60s and 70s. So I went to Goodreads and read some quotes from the book. Here are a few that I love.. You can read more here

SiddharthaIt may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.” 
― Hermann HesseSiddhartha

“. . . gentleness is stronger than severity, water is stronger than rock, love is stronger than force.” 
― Hermann HesseSiddhartha

“And all the voices, all the goals, all the yearnings, all the sorrows, all the pleasures, all the good and evil, all of them together was the world. All of them together was the stream of events, the music of life.” 

― Hermann HesseSiddhartha

“One must find the source within one’s own Self, one must possess it. Everything else was seeking — a detour, an error.” 
― Hermann HesseSiddhartha

“The river is everywhere.” 
― Hermann HesseSiddhartha

While I couldn’t find any videos from The River – Here is “The Dream” from the album Siyotanka Have a nice mid-morning break……

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