The Magic in Love. ~ Michael Barata & Joe Longo

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on Jun 24, 2012
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Trust is the most delicious, and frightening, thing about love.

When you truly trust, you deeply believe.

This feeling can be comforting and exhilarating. See, when you trust, you also let go of fear. Freeing yourself of doubt opens the door to possibility not just in relationships you have with others, but most important, in the relationship you have with yourself.

Trust is the real deal. It’s the hot in fire. The depth in the ocean. The power in the universe. The magic in love. The brilliance in awesomeness.

Do you trust yourself?











Michael Barata is a Social Change Enthusiast, blogger, musician, and lover of everyone and everything awesome. Check him out at




Joe Longo as been photographing the world around him for over ten years. He has developed a unique style, and gains inspiration from everything that comes in to his field of view. Joe Longo is a Portrait Photographer, and a Kundalini & Vinyasa yoga instructor based out of Pennsylvania. Joe’s mission is to capture the true light within his subject. To learn more about Joe Longo:


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21 Responses to “The Magic in Love. ~ Michael Barata & Joe Longo”

  1. Beautiful combination of words, yoga and photography.

    Thanks to all.

    Bob W. Associate Publisher
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    Yoga Demystified, Gita in a Nutshell

  2. This was beautiful. Thank you for sharing your words and your photography.

  3. jamesvincentknowles says:

    Lovely photographs, Joe. Some righteously solid yoga, as well~!

  4. Joe IS amazing!

  5. Thank you Sandy…

  6. Thank you Bob…

  7. Thank you Robert.

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  9. Thanks everyone, and huge thank you our two yogis Chris Loebsack,and Brian Davis
    You all ROCK!

  10. Thank you so much Bob!

  11. Thank you Sandy..

  12. Thank you so much James!

  13. Sharada (Sarah) Strickman says:

    Beautiful shots…so inspiring! & Thrilled for you that you’re publishing in Elephant Journal!!

  14. Thank you so much Sarah!

  15. ManifestYogaJen says:

    love this guys oxo

  16. Thanks Jen, love you!

  17. Mamaste says:

    Intro'd on FB to the main page.
    Love this, guys.

  18. Thank you! Much Love

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