In Gurumayi's exquisite Love in Action 2018, I see the ever-joyful throb of life, awakening and sleeping, expanding and contracting, active and inactive, freely and playfully pulsating without regard to size, shape, or color.
Intriguingly, I hear it speak to me: "What comes, let come. What goes, let go. The One with endless forms gives birth through love and dissolves through love. Freeing yourself, witness the divine play of love."
“What’s your idea of love?” I absolutely adore this question! It beckons me to define my own idea (and ideal) of love so that I can recognize it when it appears in my life. I feel inspired to formulate my own idea of love and actively search for it.
As I gazed at this image, I was pulled into a meditative state. I began to feel my heart pulsing with love.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this sublime art!
New York, USA
For me, satsang
is “Love in Action.”
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Exploring Gurumayi’s “Love in Action” is like unfolding a Japanese origami—a creation that can open endlessly, revealing so many facets in its forms, colors, shapes, and words.
I was curious to learn the meaning of the words in different languages, so I looked up the Hawaiian word Mahalo
and was surprised to find out how many powerful words are hidden in one word: gratitude, admiration, respect, esteem. This is exactly how I feel now. And I feel that only love can teach me love.
The origami unfolds even more when I read the shares coming from Siddha Yoga students from all over the world. Each share opens up new meanings and new realizations.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for unfolding the origami of my heart today.
I have been intrigued by the window that opens to these words from Gurumayi: “A touch of color, a song of enthusiasm, a feeling of empathy, a recognition of love…that’s all it takes!”
I’ve always been conscious of color, so I’ve been especially curious about “a touch of color.” Today, I saw how “a touch of color” can remind me to take a moment to connect with myself.
Maybe it would be the shade of green revealed by sunlight on a tree, or a vivid hue in someone’s clothing, or the swirling colors in my meditation—each can serve as a bridge to my own Consciousness.
I’m grateful for this new window onto satsang
, onto the connection with my inner Self.
The variety of forms and colors here remind me that love comes in many shapes and hues. The pulsations of the heart show me that love is not stagnant—it keeps moving and touching me in all areas of my life when I take time to notice.
I can feel love shimmering and sparkling through my practices, including seva
, and through work and relationships. Love is always here for me!
Happy love day, Gurumayi!
New York, USA
As I gaze at Gurumayi’s “Love in Action,” I understand something important to me. I see that just as it has taken me a few moments to really see
the subtleties that are at play in this heart, love too can be multilayered and may require some time and attention for subtler, deeper discernment.
The more I contemplate this art, the more it teaches me to slow down, pause, and have a moment of satsang
with myself before I make a decision, or before I speak or act, so I don’t forget love.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your inspiring and creative guidance.
As I checked each area of the heart, I felt as if I were scratching little squares on a lottery ticket and each one was a winner! Each brought me great joy and delight, and lessons filled with light!
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this wonderful Valentine’s Day gift.
Today my children, who both happen to love math, saw Gurumayi's “Love in Action” on my computer screen and exclaimed, “It’s a Golden Spiral, a Fibonacci Spiral!" I was immediately interested in what they were saying because I was already curious about the shapes in the heart.
I looked up "Golden Spiral" and learned that it is a pattern that occurs in nature, as well as in architecture and art. I also learned that the Fibonacci sequence, on which the Fibonacci Spiral is based, is a pattern of numbers in which each succeeding number is the sum of the two preceding numbers.
This reminded me of how we progress in sadhana
and in life. I realized that even when our progress seems gradual, we are always building step-by-step on what we already know and understand—and over time, that adds up to a lot!
Just before meditation today, I focused on this animation. As sections of the image began to move, I coordinated my breath with their movement. Focusing on the breath like this was a glorious way to begin the day.
Then I was moved to hear within: “The breath is ‘love in action.’”
I feel so happy—like a curious, playful child—as I look into this heart that Gurumayi has given me.
I imagine Gurumayi whispering to me, telling me that if I only look a little further, I’ll find that treasure I’m seeking!
I feel as though each color, one after the other, is saying to me, “Knock at my door!” I knock at one and then another, and my heart becomes soft. “Knock at my door!” says my own heart. I knock and satsang
occurs. I realize that satsang
is love—love is satsang
Thank you so much, Gurumayi, for awakening me again to the infinite love available right here and now, in my heart, in everyone's heart—in the universal Heart.
As I viewed this charming artwork, I saw that it began to “breathe”! Then I found additional layers—hidden facets of color and light containing thought-provoking words from Gurumayi. I look forward to further investigating and exploring this delightful and illuminating creation, and to contemplating the meaning of Gurumayi’s words.
New York, USA
As soon as I saw this animation, I felt I was receiving a big hug from Shri Gurumayi. For me, the white color in the middle represents the purity of the Heart where Gurumayi and I are always connected as one. I feel protected and filled with beatitude.
Farnborough, United Kingdom
As I saw each blessing appear in this loving animation, I was drawn ever deeper inward to my own heart.
Wow! What a wonderful rendering! The pulsation of the colorful panels—which remind me of stained glass—has transported me to an enchanting dwelling. My heart and breath began to sync with the rhythm of the pulsating shapes. Both inside looking out and outside looking in, I am filled with delight.
On seeing this post at a time of concern about upcoming challenges, I felt immediately that I was being hugged from the inside, outside, and from all angles.
Thank you, Gurumayi. This animation has brought a smile to my face and reminded me that I am loved.
Eastbourne, United Kingdom