The Consummate

If I Should Leave You

Posted in art, artists, beauty, health, life, love, new york, oldies, relationships, sex, spirituality, subculture by the consummate on February 29, 2012

Be Ready to Serve

Posted in beauty, family, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on February 16, 2010

“Suppose you tell someone, ‘I’m ready to serve you.’ If the person don’t use your service, or take your advice, you get upset. Suppose you write a book that you want people to read it. If they are not ready to read it, you get upset. Why? What’s your intention then? You may want everyone to read the book, but when someone is ready, he or she will. So, if you have advice and knowledge, don’t simply thrust it onto the wrong people. All you can do is say, ‘Here it is. This is my advice. If you like it, if you can understand it, take it.’ Otherwise, you are not only not helping them, but you are also not helping yourself. So, maintain your peace. Maintain your peace, and be ready to serve.”

– Swami Satchidananda