Shanti

Shanti, Santhi or Shanthi (from Sanskrit शान्तिः śāntiḥ) means peace, rest, calmness, tranquility, or bliss. 

The poet T.S. Eliot, in his poem The Waste Land (where he spelled it Shantih) translated it as "The Peace which passeth understanding."

The ability to find stillness and acceptance for ourselves and for the world around us and this is a journey through love away from the constraints and attachments of ego.

Peace is the light that overshadows chaos. Peace is the doorway leading to knowledge and respect. It’s the stillness, the soft and quiet that births love for all creation. This is the truth held in the hearts of the masters who radiate love, understanding and compassion. You can make Peace by forgiving, have Peace by accepting, find Peace by trusting, bring Peace by respecting, be at Peace by understanding, and give Peace by loving.

Take inspiration from the lotus flower

The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud - the obstacles of life and its suffering.

The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one - Buddhist monk Nechung Oracle via Goldie Hawn's Memoir

Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. - William Blake.


To see the world in a grain of sand

And a heaven in a wild flower

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand

And eternity in an hour


If one wishes to be sure of the road one treads on, one must close one's eyes and walk in the dark. - Saint John of the Cross


To the illumined man or woman, a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same. - Bhagavad Gita


We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy is when adults are afraid of the light. - Plato