A heart filled with love is like a phoenix no cage can imprison. 

A heart filled with love is like a phoenix no cage can imprison. 


Does your love know any boundaries?

When we truly love something, or someone, the love is infinite. Nothing can constrain it, nor restrict it. 

Love is one of the most undefinable, delicate qualities in life. When you have multiple family members, you love them equally. When you have multiple passions in life, there’s room for you to love all of them without any one of them feeling shorted. Love is amorphous and accelerates beyond any boundaries by perimeters that threaten to constrain it. 

Love can continue to deepen over time. It can also reduce over time, depending upon circumstances. But the true love of something galvanizes feelings deep within us that are indescribable, and whose qualities are only partially known until the moment that it is truly known. 

As an adoptive parent, I only found out that I was going to be Christopher’s father 12 days before he was born, so there was tremendous excitement, trepidation, fear, and intense anticipation, leading to the event. But I distinctly remember taking a shower after being up all night in the hospital during his birth and thinking to myself, “I’ve only held this creature in my arms twice, and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if it was him or me, I would throw myself in front of a truck or similar to save his life. How is that possible that something that you have known about for 12 days and who has only been alive outside of his mother’s womb for a couple of hours, could mean so much to me, that my life was secondary in comparison? 

That is the power of true love. It creates a bond that defies logic, defies description, and even defies understanding. When we watch a video of a mother animal, working desperately with people to save her imprisoned, or endangered child, we all feel those pangs of longing and heartache for that mother wanting/hoping that she will prevail, and that her baby will be delivered from danger. 

Love is clearly unquantifiable, and our relationship with love must ultimately be a gentle form of surrender, for nothing else describes how we truly allow love to overtake all of our common sense, and logic, and replace it with a higher sense of valor, duty and honor. 

Happy Tuesday! 


This artwork was made in less than one minute, by typing Rumi’s exquisite aphorism into artificial intelligence and allowing AI to interpret and express this as one of four possible visualizations. It took me 5x longer just to add the text, logo and save my work.

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!