"If you focus on what you left behind, you will never see what is up ahead!" -Chef Gusteau, Ratatouille (children's film)
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." -Alice Walker
"Yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn't care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied." -Addil Palkhivala, Fire of Love
"I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you, and I am in that place within me, we shall be one." -Chief Crazy Horse, Oglala Sioux 1877
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the simple act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” -Leo F. Buscaglia
“We are on earth but for a little while. The real reason for being here is very different from what most people imagine. There is a fundamental purpose for our lives. To know it, we must know life’s origin and where it is going, look beyond our short-term goals to what we ultimately want to accomplish, and consider life’s highest potential for development.” -Paramahansa Yogananda
"The greatest discovery in our generation is that human beings, by changing their inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." -William James
"The goal of yoga is nothing less than to attain the integrity of oneness - oneness with ourselves and as a consequence oneness with all that lies beyond ourselves. We become the harmonious microcosm in the universal macrocosm. Oneness, which I often call integration, is the foundation for wholeness, inner peace, and ultimate freedom*." -B.K.S. Iyengar
"The beauty of yoga is that it is truly for every body - no matter what the shape or size. With consistency of practice, you can overcome physical limitations and move toward self-awareness which is the anchor of all healing." -Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Chair, Yoga Alliance
"Now is the right time." -Lotus Sutra
"Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less then the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul." -Mac Ehrmann
"What is spirituality? Consciousness and intelligence put together." -Yogi Bhajan
"I'm spiritual; I'm not a doormat. I'm from Arizona. I wear boots. I'll give you a little kick." -Alison DuBois, the real one, who inspired the T.V. show Medium
"Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." -(unknown)
"The practice of yoga fills up the reservoirs of hope and optimism within you. It helps you overcome all obstacles on the path to perfect health and spiritual contentment. It is a rebirth." -B.K.S. Iyengar
"Everything is already done. All that is required is your positive participation.” -Yogi Bhajan
"May we live like the lotus, at home in the muddy water." -Judith Lasater
"After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of the world hangs." -Wallace Stevens
“Where there is tension or duality, there is no divinity.” -Yogi Bhajan
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.” -Rumi
"We must become the change we want to see." -Mahatma Gandhi
“The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” -Charles DuBois
“…and then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin
"Keep Up and you will be kept up." -Yogi Bhajan
"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have." -Margaret Mead
“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself." -Galileo Galilei
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others." -Marianne Williamson
“You must self-initiate. No one can do it for you.” -Yogi Bhajan
“Subtly, calmly, quietly, peacefully, call on the power within you and be successful. Excellence is your birthright. Happiness is your birthright. Life is your birthright.” -Yogi Bhajan
“Nothing that happens in the future can be better than this moment.” -Eckhart Tolle
“Your word is your greatest power.” -Yogi Bhajan
“It is better for you to take responsibility for your life as IT is, instead of blaming others, or circumstances, for your predicament. As your eyes open, you’ll see that your state of health, happiness, and every circumstance of your life has been, in large part, arranged by you – consciously or unconsciously.” -from “Way of the Peaceful Warrior”
“The whole universe is the stage on which your mind dances with your body, guided by your heart.” -Yogi Bhajan
“There is no better time to start than right now, because if not now, when? You need not wait for everything to be perfect. You need only believe that you are on the right path – from a spiritual perspective, we all are. In fact, we always have been, even when we did not know it.” -Denise Linn
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." -Mahatma Gandhi
The Guest House-
This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
Some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
Who violently sweep your house
Empty of its furniture,
Still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
For some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
Meet them at the door laughing,
And invite them in.
Be grateful for who comes,
Because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.