awakening

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Lighting Heart Candles, 2014-2018 / self-love graffiti

Lighting Heart Candles is a collection of whisperings voiced from self-love and offered as a genuine embrace from the heart of the author. Short vignettes express the soul, evoke insights of healing and compassion, and reflect on the personal life of Lesjak. These word-lights are invitations to gather around a sacred fire of connection. Originating directly from Lesjak’s own process of becoming human, they tender plain and pragmatic encouragement for others to ignite their own healing flame.


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Self-love makes every zone a comfort zone.

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You always have a choice, but that is not enough. You have to love your choice.

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When the path gets dark, turn on your light.

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Me being afraid of you has nothing to do with you, but most probably with my parents and my childhood.

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Your life will be cluttered with unnecessary masks, shields, and safety nets for as long as you are afraid of just being who you are.

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Whenever you blame others for your resistance to doing something, ask yourself: what would be your excuse if you were alone?

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A confused mind is best cleared by being left alone.

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We cling to every moment of feeling good because when we feel negative we keep judging instead of loving ourselves.

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What we are addicted to is only an excuse. The real question is why is it so hard for us to stay in our present moment?

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What good is spirituality to someone with real-life problems? Spirituality is awakening from denial: the first step to healing.

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Our problem is not the darkness itself, but what is hiding in it: the denial, the unhealed, the disconnection.

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Don't resist opening up to love and feeling safe in life just because you fear losing it again.

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To do good and shine the light is every ego’s wet dream. You, you just be.

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It hurts not because something out there is hurting me, but because something in here is still wounded.

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My desperate clinging to being good makes me do really bad things.

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When we’ve been hurt before we paint the picture of the world darker than it is.

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Instead of resisting my negative emotions, I use that same energy to love them.

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When I love in myself all that I am ashamed of, I will be complete.

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I experience a moment of bliss and clear connection, and then have a lifetime to express it.

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You are not a desert that needs the rain. You are not the rain. You are the love of the rain falling in the desert.

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What is disconnected, wilts.

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You don’t have to go anywhere else to start your inward journey.

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Most of our issues, if not all, can never be resolved. They can only be dissolved.

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The meaning of life is to stop looking for it.

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Truth is a feeling.

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Without a captive audience our drama dissolves by itself.

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Light is visible only when it touches something.

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The way you walk past the pigeons on the sidewalk is who you are. But sometimes you are not who you are.

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Everything in our life is here for one reason: to lead us towards our self-love.

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Vulnerability is not about getting hurt but about getting healed.

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Most of our problems are not meant to be solved but loved towards healing.

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When facing unhealed hurt, our compassion transmutes us from an icy mirror to a bright sun of healing.

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I love spending some time by myself, not to disconnect from anything, but to connect deeper.

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It’s my choice to live, feel, and go with the flow. Here and now, I’m a human being first and a ray of infinity second.

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As I stop fighting the world and myself, the world stops fighting me and itself.

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When the going gets tough, you are still alive.

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Only the whole knows it all. We are but glances of viewpoints.

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If we came here to experience separation, awakening to oneness is cheating.

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Completing each other will only take us so far.

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When choosing between two sides, choose integration.

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How does lightning know where to flow? You create your path as you go.

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Life is lived in the colors between black and white.

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Words reinforce the walls they hit up against. Silence between the words brings walls down.

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You can't escape yourself. But while you're trying to, your life passes you by.

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The fear of missing my shot at life downright paralyzes me.

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What if your only job here is to stop looking for the meaning of life?

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What does being afraid of my son becoming like me say about my self-love?

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What makes you plummet from feeling you can do anything to thinking you can do nothing?

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There is no peace for me to find in my fridge, in my pants, on my screen, in my mind…

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Do you trust love enough to give it to those who would abuse it?

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Healing starts when denial stops.

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Choices of healing are seeds that grow only when nurtured by self-love.

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How much are you willing to risk for the love you believe in?

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Little things test my big words.

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You have the power to make this day lovely.

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Our time is all equally sacred no matter what we do.

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Release all control that has never been yours anyway.

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To truly heal we must address our addiction to positivity.

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Light lets darkness be.

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All you need to know about control and letting go, you can learn on the toilet.

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Meditation brings us back into the real physical world.

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If you need peace and quiet to meditate, you're not meditating.

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If by now we haven’t figured out what’s wrong with us and the world, perhaps we just don’t want to see it.

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It's hard to see you're addicted and even harder to see it doesn't make you any less if you are.

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Feel inside the box.

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I'm having a passionate life affair with myself.

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Acceptance is not a matter of leniency but of compassion.

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I have no wisdom to peddle. I’m here solely to show both you and me that we are not that different and we are not alone.

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Why is it never a good time to talk about your denial?

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Act before you think.

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If you want to change yourself stop changing everything else.

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Listen to what you say and others will hear you.

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You are the unique piece that will help complete our puzzle.

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I want to have nothing to lose before I lose everything.

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Let not our greed for truth divide us.

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Neutrality, not opposition, can balance the polarity.

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Love is focus.

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I am moved by the light that shines in deep darkness.

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Does your passion feed you or your shadow?

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Before going to sleep and after waking up I feel grateful.

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You can’t escape awareness.

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I’m good enough to love.

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Happiness lies in not trying to find the key to happiness.

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If you are constantly expecting a push, you lean out of balance.

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Every relationship we have is a chance to contribute to peace and love in the world.

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Take the time to exit the illusion of time.

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Obsessed with truth, we tend to think too much.

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What affects your awareness, controls you.

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In self-love you feel no desire to fix others.

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Seeds of awakened awareness are nurtured by self-love.

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The parts of you which control you, in this life, are you.

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You are what you feel you are.

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You can't really help or hurt anybody without helping or hurting yourself first.

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To step into your own power is to take back the wheel of your free will.

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The only thing wrong with most of us is that we believe there is something wrong with us.

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Letting go is neither thought nor action. It’s a fuzzy feeling, a soft breath, a dreamy smile.

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If our soul were breath, enlightenment would be easy.

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We're constantly only a moment away from hell. But also from heaven.

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Self-love breaks the mirror of self-reflection.

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Remember, abuse feeds on the fight, not the victory.

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Live as one, love as oneness.

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Why hate what we can't love yet?

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A fake smile over your censored tears leaves a scar.

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Don't take your fear by the horns, take it by the hand.

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