Description Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don't claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. ~Rumi.While the mind sees only boundaries Love knows the secret way there. ~Rumi.Love is the vital core of the soul, and of all you see, only love is infinite. ~Rumi.When inward tenderness finds the secret hurt, pain itself will crack the rock and let the soul emerge.We, who see the inner reality of the whole world, see the heart and are not caught by the outer form of things. ~Rumi.From love the soul learn a thousand lessons that can never be learned in schools. Rumi.Although you appear in earthly form, your essence is pure consciousness. You are the guardian of Divine Light. ~Rumi.If you could get rid of yourself just once, The secret of secrets Would open to you. The face of the unknown, Hidden beyond the universe Would appear on the Mirror of your perception. ~Rumi. The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you. ~Rumi.Close both eyes to see with the other eye.The light which shines in the eye is really the light from the heart. ~Rumi.My soul is my guide. ~Rumi.When I am silent, I fall into that place where everything is music. ~Rumi.Doing as others told me, I was blind. Coming when others called me, I was lost. Then I left everyone, myself as well. Then I found everyone, myself as well. ~Rumi.Today, let us swim wildly, joyously in gratitude. ~Rumi.Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart. ~Rumi.There is nowhere to go but the heart. ~Rumi.I don't want learning, or dignity, or respectability. I want this music, and this dawn, and the warmth of your cheek against mine. ~Rumi.Remember, the Entrance Door to the Sanctuary is inside You. ~Rumi.Apure heart open to the light, will be filled with the very essence of Truth. ~Rumi.I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God. ~Rumi.
Laura Isola, Punalu'u - Oahu - Hawaii Member Since April 2010 Artist Statement Na means from or by in the hawaiian language, Mana Loa means The Almighty so NaManaLoa means "by The Almighty"; mana is the Hawaiian word for spirit and loa means much, so Namanaloa also means From much Spirit... that I daily find in the air and in the beautiful nature of Hawaii that I am lucky enough to call home. Namanaloa has started as a way to express and share my love for this gorgeous Paradise, the closest to Heaven that I have found on Earth, hoping to uplift your spirit as It continues to uplift mine. Until imagination has taken over showing the bigger picture of limitless inner reality, eternal beauty, unveiling meanings, found within. Born and raised in Italy, resident on the island of Oahu, HI since 2006, naturalized American citizen in 2015. Certified Art studies at St Martins School of Art (London). Fashion Design Degree at F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology - NYC) branch in Florence (Italy - Polimoda). Profession : Free Lance Designer for Tabletop decorations since 1995 Experiences&Activities : Fashion Designer, Costume Designer, Fashion Illustrator, Singer (soprano), Dancer (modern, jazz), Movie Extra, Yoga teacher, Runner (4 Honolulu Marathons Finisher; X-Terra Trail Run half marathon), Ocean Canoes Paddling (2 Regatta Seasons), Digital Art and Photography, Tourism Photographer, Face Painter.