Analyzing the darkness does not give you more light.

Choose your own road if you want to reach your own destination.

Do not wait for your deliverance. You are your own liberation.

Everyone dies, but few truly live.

A giant tree can not grow without its roots.

Let your star shine brightly and carry your most audacious visions.

Life is not a race - Supreme Master Ching Hai.

Life is not something to win but an instant to be...

Make somebody happy today, mind your own business.

Personal power is the art of radiating joy in spite of adversity.

Spirituality is the art of mastering oneself.

The suffering of your soul indicates it's time to change your ways of thinking.

There are signs everywhere to help you find your path.

There is a place inside yourself where you know the truth exist.

There is no road to happiness: happiness is the road.

To be a painter is the only way I knew not to die - (Niska).

To love the other is to want them happy their own way.

Tomorrow will be what our children feel today.

When you no longer fear dying, you can start living.

You are the unique guardian of your soul.

You are the unique light in the infinite to illuminate my soul when the vast darkness rages.

You try to get even but God is odd.

The worse error is no errors at all.

Spiritualy is the art of mastering oneself.

Spiritual Masters, and Niska’s Journey of Light

Niska once considered abandoning painting forever. At a crossroads in his life, Niska questioned
his purpose to paint. Then he encountered a spiritual master, followed by others on his path.

Pasteur Murray, appointed as the youngest Protestant Bishop in Quebec, chose to leave the comfort of his post to take care of some of our most vulnerable, HIV and Aids patients. His place of worship was destroyed twice by arson because of his outspoken views. He believed everyone was equal in the eyes of god according to the teachings of Jesus.

Pasteur Real Murray invited Niska to mount a one-man exhibition for the opening of his chapel in 2002 where he would celebrate marriages - and most significantly - of same sex couples. To honor this milestone, Niska created paintings of light with the gay pride colors. When Pasteur Real Murray became very ill and palliative, he placed Niska’s paintings around his bed as he meditated about leaving his body and moving into the light.

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