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October brings in its wake not only a new month but a new and much needed season. As we welcome in crisp Autumn with her lovely shades and spirit, we nestle back to our roots. We take time to remember who we are, who we want to be, and why we are here. It is a season of reflection, a time to cherish those we love. We soften our hearts beneath the gentle kiss of fall, and find fresh strength in the promise that love conquers all. The presence of love melts fear and disarms hate; it creates unity, beauty and grace even in the darkest places. It is essential that we continuously and intentionally practice love over and over again â in our words, our actions, our thoughts, the way we see the world. It is preposterously simple, but impossibly difficult. And yet it is of the utmost necessity. Here are some of our favorite quotes on love:
Love is not just something that happens to you: it is a certain special way of being alive.
â Thomas Merton
Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.
â Rainer Maria Rilke
Never miss an opportunity to show your love.
â Paulo Coelho
Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface.
â Truman Capote
Without warning as a whirlwind swoops on an oak love shakes my heart.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
â Lao Tzu
Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it.
â Katharine Ann Porter
Each night ask yourself... When did you withhold love when you might have given it?
â Marianne Williamson
Seek more opportunities to put more love in the world.
â Marianne Williamson
There is love in holding... And there is love in letting go.
â Elizabeth Berg
Of all fires love is the only inexhaustible one.
â Pablo Neruda
I have learned not to worry about love but to honor its coming with all my heart.
â Alice Walker
There isn't any secret formula or method. You learn love by loving.
â Aldous Huxley
Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
Loving can cost a lot, but not loving always costs more.
â Merle Shain
There a hundred paths in the world that are easier than loving. But, who wants easier?
â Mary Oliver
We give our special attention and love this month to those who suffer, have suffered and will suffer from breast cancer and their loved ones. Our hearts go out to you, and we pray for hope, joy, and healing in each of your lives. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are donating 100% of the profits of the Flirt Peplum Tank in fuchsia to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for further research and support. Shop the Flirt Peplum Tank here: http://www.kiragrace.com/flirt-luxe-peplum-yoga-tank-fuchsia/
If you enjoyed this blog, check out: "Words for the Soul," "Definition Reclamation Project: Words From a Warrior," "Be Her Now: Powerful Words from Octavia Raheem," and "What is the Difference Between Yoga Pants & Leggings?."