Inspirational Quotes

Quotes from the old Masters

“Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.” – Krishnamacharya

“Why do we need money beyond a point? If we are free of ill health, enmity, and debt, is that not enough? Too much money only leads to less peace.” – Krishnamacharya

“No one is wise by birth, for wisdom results from one own’s efforts.” - .” –...

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Acceptance

“It's okay to not be okay all the time.”

"Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall in their place."

"If you don’t have time for what matters, stop making time for what does not."

Live your life like it is an adventure no one is watching. Explore, Dance, Live, Laugh and Love. For this is the oldest you have even been and the youngest you will ever be again.

"Pain is passed down in families, until...

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Change

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coehlo

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” - Oprah Winfrey

“The road ahead is not some predetermined path that I am forced to trod, but it is a rich byway that I can help create.” - Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” - Ralph Waldo...

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Compassion / Kindness / Forgiveness / Nonjudgement / Empathy

"In lifting others we rise ourselves." - David Scott

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” Steve Maraboli

“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” Dalai Lama

“Use your voice for kindness, your ears for empathy, your hands for helping others, your mind for truth, and your heart for compassionate love.” – David Scott

“Instead of putting...

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Detachment / Liberation

“The humming bird only sits on the hand that does not try to grasp it.” David Scott

“A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return” – The Gita

“A person must be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied.”

“Decision is sharp knife that cuts clean and straight. Indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves...

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Emotional Repression

What are the feelings you most repress trying to tell you?

“Have you ever found yourself angry at someone, only to find out some time later that they were not the real cause of your suffering? Something in them had triggered repressed feelings or memories deep within you, taking you back to your past, to a place you were still not comfortable in visiting. You were only blaming them for something, someone else did to you a long time...

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Fear, Suffering & Healing

"Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath." ~Eckhart Tolle

"The less I fight my fear, the less it fights back." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure." - Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." – Socrates

“We fear most in life, not what we can...

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Friendship

"A true friend is a mirror with the greatest clarity; a true enemy is the most challenging but devoted teacher." David Scott

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

“The best mirror is an old friend.” - George Herbert

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”

“Walking...

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Gratitude / Humility

“Be thankful for what you have, you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” -Oprah Winfrey

Cemeteries are full of people that once thought they were indispensable.

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up. Jesse Jackson

"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your...

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Healing Relationships

“Every moment of your life is a second chance.” ~Rick Price

“This too shall pass. It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass.”

'Good fences make good neighbors’

“Relationships are the flavor of life.” – Pawan Mishra

“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” - Jean de La Fontaine

“A wounded deer leaps highest.” - Emily Dickinson

“A soul mate is not the person who makes you the happiest, but the one...

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Health

“The greatest wealth is health. We tend to feel our illnesses, but we seldom feel or appreciate our health.”- David Scott

“He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.” - Arabian Proverb

“Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.” - Edward Smith-Stanley

“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” -...

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Hope / Faith / Our Perspective

Spend time with those that love you unconditionally and not just to get what they want.

I don’t want other people to decide who I am and what I stand for, I want to decide that for myself.

Change your thoughts and change your day.

It is not your responsibility to like me, it is my responsibility to like me.

“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” - Sigmund...

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Knowledge of Self

“The sharpest part of a blade is right on the edge. Find that edge in your practice.” David Scott

“To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear.” - Buddha

“To keep the lamp burning, we must continue to put oil into it.” – Mother Teresa

“We should not wait until the body and mind craves yoga....

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Loneliness

“The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.” - Mother Teresa

When you are evolving to your higher self, the road is long and lonesome, but you’re simply shedding energies that no longer match the frequency of your destiny. The hardest walk is walking alone, but it’s also the walk that makes you the strongest.”

“A meaningful silence is always better than meaningless words.”

“Not everyone you...

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Love

“Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”

"Some people will not love you regardless of what you do. Other people will love you regardless of what you do. Go towards the love "

“What love we’ve given, we’ll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.”- Leo Buscaglia

Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk...

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Meaning of Yoga

From the Gita:

[of yoga] “On this path no effort is wasted, no gain is ever reversed; even a little of this practice will shelter you from great sorrow.”

“When he sees all things being equal in suffering or in joy because they are like himself, that man has grown perfect in yoga.”

Inhale the future. Exhale the past.

You’re only as young as your spine is flexible. Quality of life is determined by our health.

I...

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Meditation

“As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attains Reality.” – Adi Shankara

“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it’s about befriending who we are.” – Ani Pema Chodron

When meditation is mastered, the mind is...

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Mindfulness / Happyness / Postivie Attititude / Being Present

"Life is an echo. What you send out comes back."

“Mindfulness is a wonderful vehicle through which we clean and refocus our lens; adjusting how we see the world; witnessing once again, what is truly important. With clearly restored, our mind becomes a fertile soil for our hopes and our dreams to distill into our reality.” – David Scott

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the...

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Native American Wisdom

“Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.” Chief Crazy Horse

“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand.” - Native American Quote

"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you...

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Nature and protecting Mother Earth

“Your home should be a living space and not a storage space. Before us lies two paths, which will determine the future landscape of our planet. On the path of scarcity we must frantically attempt to fill our basket, with as many possessions as possible. In the end while our basket is full, we feel nothing but profound emptiness inside us. When the credit card bills arrive and the things start to break, the possessions we collected first...

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Patience

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”

"No matter how many times we burst into flames, we can always rise from the ashes."

"Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she became a butterfly. Sometime we find ourselves in a dark place and it feels like a tomb, when in fact it is really a womb and we about to blossom." David Scott

“If you get tired, learn to rest and not to quit.”

Life is amazing. Then...

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Persiverance and Eventual Success

“Success is sequential, not simultaneous. It is the last stoke of the pick ax that finally cracks the rock.” David Scott

“Adversity causes some to break, others to break records.” William A. Ward

“We have not crossed that subtle line from childhood to adulthood until we stop saying “It got lost” and instead say “I lost it.” - Sydney Harris

“The confident person admits to their mistakes, honoring them like hard fought battle...

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Purpose

“A bird does not sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.” - Maya Angelou

"The sky is not the limit, your belief system is."

“Don’t be afraid of death, be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever; you just have to live.” – Natalie Babbitt (Hospice Chaplin)

“She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does...

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Surrender

“Anything you can’t control in life is teaching you how to let go.”

"You can't calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass." ~Timber Hawkeye

"It's not our fault that we often feel threatened and panicked, but it's our choice how we respond to these feelings."

"One of the hardest things to do, is to let go of the life you thought you were supposed to have, in order to start living...

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Truth

No response is also a response. And a powerful one. Remember that.

Speak your deepest truth, even if it means losing everything - your pride, your status, your image, even your way of life. A life of lies and half-truths, the burden of unspoken things, will eventually suffocate you and everyone around you. Give up everything for a truthful existence. Know that you can only lose what's non-essential. Osho

"It takes a lot of good...

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Inspirational Parables

Wedding Ceremony - Dianela & Beto

Wedding Ceremony - Dianela & Beto

David will walk the wedding path until you reach the “altar”.

You will have a wireless mic (hopefully, if Amazon prime does its job right).

Good afternoon,

We are gathered here today to celebrate the love and union of Dianela and Beto. A real-life love story that began on a day like today.

"Never go in search of love, go in search of life and life will find you the love...

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The Story of the Dead Sea

In Israel there are two major bodies of water. One is the Sea of Galilee, a beautiful lake 13 miles long and 7 miles wide, filled with fish and surrounded by lush foliage. It is Israel’s largest fresh water lake and absolutely picturesque. The other body of water is the Dead Sea, 50 miles long and 11 miles wide and it’s shoreline is 1300 feet below sea level. I have been told that seven million tons of water evaporate from the Dead Sea...

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I walk Down The Street

"Autobiography In Five Short Chapters by - Portia Nelson

Chapter I

I walk down the street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in.

I am lost... I am hopeless.

It isn't my fault.

It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter II

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend I don't see it.

I fall in again.

I can't believe I am in...

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The Businessman and The Greek Fisherman

A businessman took a short vacation to a small Greek coastal village in Santorini. Unable to sleep he walked the pier. A small boat with just one fisherman had docked and inside the boat were several large tuna.

“How long did it take you to catch them?” he asked.

“Only a little while” the Greek fisherman replied.

“Why don’t you stay out longer and catch more fish?” he asked.

“I have enough to support my family and give...

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Be Kind to Everyone You Meet,

A 24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted…

“Dad, look the trees are going backwards!”

Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish behavior with pity, suddenly he again exclaimed…

“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”

The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…

“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?” The old man smiled and said…“I did...

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Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee

Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to...

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The Cost of a Cup of Ice Cream

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

“How much is an ice cream sundae?”

“50 cents,” replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of coins in it.

“How much is a dish of plain ice cream?” he inquired. Some people were now waiting for a table and...

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Little Things Can Make a Difference

There was a man taking a morning walk at or the beach. He saw that along with the morning tide came hundreds of

starfish and when the tide receded, they were left behind and with the morning sun rays, they would die. The tide

was fresh and the starfish were alive. The man took a few steps, picked one and threw it into the water. He did that

repeatedly. Right behind him there was another person who couldn’t understand what...

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An Orange a Day

A man visits a fruit stand every morning and buys a bag of oranges, after weighing them, he would pick one out and taste one slice and complain that it is sour, before the lady could replace he would leave, The old lady smiled every time he did this the next few weeks.

The other shopkeeper was watching this every day and then she asked "why do you allow him to come in every day, take a slice of orange complain and then leave?...

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The Hospital Window

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on...

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Nail in the Fence

Once upon a time there was a little boy who was talented, creative, handsome, and extremely bright. A natural leader. The kind of person everyone would normally have wanted on their team or project. But he was also self-centered and had a very bad temper. When he got angry, he usually said, and often did, some very hurtful things. In fact, he seemed to have little regard for those around him. Even friends. So, naturally, he had few. “But,” he...

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The Cookie Thief

A woman was waiting at an airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop and sit.

She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, that the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be. . .grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between, which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene.

So she munched the cookies and watched the...

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Jewel In the Robe

Parable of the Jewel in the Robe

(Chapter 8 – Prophecy of Buddhahood for the Five Hundred Disciples)

A poor man visited a good friend. He was soon drunk and fell asleep. Before leaving for business trips, his good friend left a priceless jewel by sewing it into the lining of the poor man’s robe.

When the poor man woke up, he resumed his life as a vagrant, completely ignorant of his priceless jewel in his robe. Over the...

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Michael Jordan - Not Giving Up

Do you deserve success?

"If you haven't made the sacrifices necessary to reach the level of success you're trying to achieve, you have no one to blame but yourself. The only way to get what you want is to be worthy of receiving it." Ayodeji Awosika

Michael Jordan

Jordan attended Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, NC where he highlighted his athletic career by playing basketball, baseball, and football. He tried out...

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Thomas Edison and Our Potential

At age 12 Thomas Edison came home from school and handed a sealed envelope to his mother. He told her, “My teacher gave this to me and told me to give it only to my mother.”

As his mother Nancy read the note here eyes became full of tears... "What does it say mother?" She then took a breath and read it out loud to her child: "Your son is a genius. This school is too small for him and doesn’t have enough good teachers for...

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The Farmer - Non-Judgement

The Farmer... Non Judgement

Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically.

“Maybe,” the farmer replied.

The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed.

“Maybe,” replied the old...

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The Story of Two Wolves

The Story of the Two Wolves

An old Cherokee Indian chief was teaching his grandson about life.

“A fight is going on inside me,” he told the young boy, “a fight between two wolves.

One is evil, full of anger, sorrow, regret, greed, self-pity and false pride.

The other is good, full of joy, peace, love, humility, kindness and faith.”

“This same fight is going on inside of you, grandson…and inside of every other...

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What Goes Around Comes Around

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby boy. He dropped his tools and ran to the boy.

There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to...

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Importance of Life Meaning

Three Psychiatrists

Vienna, Europe, the period leading up to WW2. Three Jewish psychiatrists, two learned masters in the field, one the young apprentice.

The first master is a man named Sigmund Freud. He has spent years studying people, striving to understand what makes us tick. He’s reached the conclusion that the most basic drive in human beings is the drive for pleasure. It’s our need for pleasure that explains why we do what...

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The Four Minute Mile

he "four-minute barrier"

The distance of the English mile gained its current definition of 1,760 yards . Read below if you want to know why a statute mile is 1,760 yards.

For all those years, no one could ever break what was know as the “The Four Minute Barrier.” Experts were convinced that the human just physiologically could not cover a mile (1760 yards) in less than 4 minutes. Well on May 6th, 1954, a cold windy day in...

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The Dead Rabbit

This guy comes home from work one day to find his dog with the neighbor's pet rabbit in his mouth. The rabbit is very dead and the guy panics.

He thinks the neighbors are going to hate him forever, so he takes the dirty, chewed-up rabbit into the house, gives it a bath, blow-dries its fur, and puts the rabbit back into the cage at the neighbor's house, hoping that they will think it died of natural causes.

A few days later, the...

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Bitterness

An aging master grew tired of his apprentice’s complaints. One morning, he sent him to get some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master told him to mix a handful of salt in a glass of water and then drink it.

“How does it taste?” the master asked.

“Bitter,” said the apprentice.

The master chuckled and then asked the young man to take the same handful of salt and put it in the lake. The two walked in silence to the...

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Letting Go

Once a little boy slowly walked in to his mother’s room. His mother was sitting at her desk writing. Mother took a glance at him and saw that he was carrying a vase that was given to her by grandmother.

Seeing that vase in that little boy’s hand and mother got worried and said, “Baby, please put that vase down before you break it by mistake.”

Boy replied, “Mom, i can’t get my hand out of it..”

Mother now left her work and...

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Power of One

Have you ever thought of the “Power of One?”

It has been a challenging few weeks for all of us. The fiercest hurricanes we have witnessed in our lifetime, tragic earthquakes in Mexico, and the concerning news from places like North Korea with renewed nuclear threats. For many of us, our internal compass needle has been spinning, trying to find stability and grounding in all this chaos.

In some way, the earth itself seems to...

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Cycle of a River

The cycle of a mighty river begins at the base of a mountain. Just a slight spring of water bubbling up from the rocks, like the nurturing tears from a joyful Mother Earth.

The small stream combines with others, eventually forming a cascading river of powerful trans-formative water. The river shapes the land it comes into contact with, appearing to be on a mission to reach the sea. Along the way the river distributes nutrients and life...

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Hermit Crabs

When I was a boy, my brother and I would hunt for hermit crabs along the salty mangrove roots of Matheson Hammock Park, of Biscayne Bay. Somehow, a few of the hermit crabs would invariably end up in our pockets, where our mom would find them. We would convince her that if we kept them as pets, we would feed them peanut butter, give them water; take care of them for a few weeks and then release them unharmed back at the beach.

It...

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Bamboo

Bamboo is the fastest growing biomass on the planet! Maybe…. but not so fast….

Bamboo does not flower often. It could take a human lifetime of 65 to 120 years, for them to even flower at all. In order to guarantee survival, bamboo miraculously bloom spontaneously (called gregarious flowering). By flowering all at once, even 100 miles apart, they overwhelm predators with such an abundance of seeds at one time that the odds are...

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Wabi Sabi

Wabi-sabi

In traditional Japanese aesthetics (a set of ancient Japanese ideals), Wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Wabi-sabi is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin), specifically impermanence (無常 mujō), suffering (苦 ku) and emptiness...

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Lesson Plans

Sept 24 - Climb your mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you

First week of Fall

Yoga teaches us to create a life that feels good on the inside and not just the outside.

Mastery of yoga is really measured by how it influences our day-to-day living, how it enhances our relationships, how it promotes clarity and peace of mind. T.K.V. Desikachar

"If we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely. If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would...

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Sept 27 - The greek fisherman

A businessman took a short vacation to a small Greek coastal village in Santorini. Unable to sleep he walked the pier. A small boat with just one fisherman had docked and inside the boat were several large tuna.

“How long did it take you to catch them?” he asked.

“Only a little while” the Greek fisherman replied.

“Why don’t you stay out longer and catch more fish?” he asked.

“I have enough to support my family and give...

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Sept 28 (Meditation)

“Meditation should not be regarded as a learning process. It should be regarded as an experiencing process.”

“Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our universe.” David Scott

Three Stages of Enlightenment

1. The first stage enlightenment: A Glimpse of the Whole

The first stage of enlightenment is short glimpse from faraway of the whole. It is a short glimpse of being.

The...

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Oct 1 - Kindness with Nonachment

“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. We are here to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, and then we return home.” Australian Aboriginal Proverb

"Detachment does not mean that you should own nothing. But instead that nothing should own you.”

“The root of suffering is attachment.” Buddha

Every shortcut is an illusion. Do the work and all is coming”​ –T.K.S Desikachar

“Kindness is...

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Oct 4 - Humility

“Touch your inner space, which is nothingness, as silent and empty as the sky; it is your inner sky. Once you settle down in your inner sky, you have come home, and a great maturity arises in your actions, in your behavior. Then whatever you do has grace in it. Then whatever you do is a poetry in itself. You live poetry; your walking becomes dancing, your silence becomes music.” ~Osho

Life is so much simpler, when you stop trying to...

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Oct 5 - Meditation

The Story of Two Wolves

An old Cherokee Indian chief was teaching his grandson about life.

“A fight is going on inside me,” he told the young boy, “a fight between two wolves.

One is evil, full of anger, sorrow, regret, greed, self-pity and false pride.

The other is good, full of joy, peace, love, humility, kindness and faith.”

“This same fight is going on inside of you, grandson…and inside of every other person...

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Oct 8 - Finding our Purpose

“When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” – Seneca (Roman Stoic philosopher, 65 AD)

“Your work is to discover your purpose and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it.” – Buddha

The two most important days in a human's life is the day they are born and the day they find out why." Mark Twain

"No response is also a response. And a powerful one. Remember that."

“The...

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Oct 15 - Finding Hope in Change

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”– The Bhagavad Gita

“Close your eyes and inhale your essence.” David Scott

Experience cold or heat, pleasure or pain. These experiences are fleeting; they come and go. Bear them patiently. – Sri Krishna (Bhagavad Gita)

“Time brings all things to pass.”

“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” – Jean de La Fontaine

“If a man plants melons, he...

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Oct 17 - Finding the best Version of Yourself

In the end all we need is hope and strength. Hope that it will get better and strength to hold on until it does.

A kaleidoscope is made up of tiny pieces of broken glass, that when you look through, you somehow still see something beautiful.

Growing can only occur when we are outside of our comfort zone.

Some people will not love you regardless of what you do. Other people will love you regardless of what you...

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Oct 18 - Out of your head and into your body

“Get out of your head and get into your body. Think less and feel more. Your thoughts have to understand one thing: that you are not interested in them. The moment you have made this point you have attained a tremendous victory.” -Osho

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” ~Etty Hillesum

Some people will not love you regardless of what you do. Other people will love you...

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Oct 22 - Bravely couragous

The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun when they are concentrated they illumine. - Swami Vivekananda

“To a mind that is still. The whole universe surrenders.”

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. - Diana Robinson

"To successfully open the door to heightened awareness, we must open it inward." ~Wayne Dyer

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Oct 25th - Our Perspective, finding our wings on the way down

"Yoga uses the body to discipline the mind and to reach the soul." ~ BKs Iyengar

“Mastery of yoga is really measured by how it influences our day-to-day living, how it enhances our relationships, how it promotes clarity and peace of mind.” T.K.V. Desikachar

If you seek peace, be still. If you seek wisdom, be silent. If you seek love, be yourself.

“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” – Charles...

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Oct 29 - She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others.

“We can only grow and develop as far as we can see, we are limited by our own self-imposed horizon. In our practice, our higher self is elevated into the clouds; we witness our true infinite potential for brief moment between breaths.”- David Scott

“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”

“Anything you can’t control in life is teaching you how to let go.”

Ego...

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Oct 31 - Go ahead... Take a Chance

“Worry doesn’t help tomorrow’s troubles, but does ruin today’s happiness.”

Worry often gives small things a big shadow.

“The person who insists on seeing with perfect clarity before they decide, never decides. To end in certainty we must first begin with doubt.” – David Scott

“When nothing is for sure, nothing is impossible.”

“A scar is proof that healing has occurred.”

“Take risk… If you win you will be happy,...

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Nov 1 - The Greatest Love

“There is no greater wealth in this world than peace of mind.”

"When you own your breath, no one can steal your peace"

“I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 'I love you.' ... There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” - Maya Angelou

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional."

“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” -...

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Nov 2 - Meditation / Standing in the shoes of others

“Meditation is like the corrective lenses of glasses that allow us to clearly see the womb of the soul.” David Scott

You are like a candle. Imagine you are sending light out all around you. All your words, thoughts and actions are going in many directions. If you say something kind, your kind words go in many directions, and you yourself go with them. We are ...transforming and continuing in a different form at every moment. ~ Thich...

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Nov 5 - What are the feelings you most repress trying to tell you?

What are the feelings you most repress trying to tell you?

“Awareness is the birthplace of possibility. Everything you want to do, everything you want to be, starts here.” ~Deepak Chopra

“Have you ever found yourself angry at someone, only to find out some time later that they were not the real cause of your suffering? Something in them had triggered repressed feelings or memories deep within you, taking you back to your past, to...

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Nov 8th - “Determination is the wind in our sails pushing us onward, over and through the waves of fear and doubt.”

Through awareness bring yourself into the present…What do you smell, what do you hear, what do you feel?

“Here and now is where yoga begins” – The Yoga Sutras

“Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul.” ― Amit Ray,

“Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame.” — B.K.S....

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Nov 12 - Inhale the future. Exhale the past.

Inhale the future. Exhale the past.

I was looking for someone to inspire me, motivate me, support me, keep me focused… Someone who would love me, cherish me, make me happy, and I realized all along that I was looking for myself.

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.

Learning to unlearn is the highest form of learning. —Buddhist proverb

Wisdom is knowing we are...

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Nov 15 - Burning our boats and bridges

At Energy Yoga we have people that grew up all over the world, yet somehow have found themselves together practicing yoga together. Our yoga practice teaches us that we have a lot more in common than we have as differences.

“In 1519, the Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés landed on the beaches of Veracruz, Mexico to begin his great conquest of Central America. Upon arriving, he gave orders to his men to sink and burn the ships, to...

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Nov 16 - Meditation - Enhale love - Exhale Gratitude

“Inhale love, exhale gratitude.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

"Your body is listening to everything your mind is saying."

"If we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely. If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative. In our thoughts and words we create our own weaknesses and our own strengths."

“The wise man lets go of all results, whether good or...

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Nov 19 - Native American Wisdom and Protecting our Planet

“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” - Chinese Proverb

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change” -Albert Einstein

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Nov 23 - Meditation - Fertile Soil for our Dreams to Grow in Gratitude

“As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attains Reality.” – Adi Shankara

“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it’s about befriending who we are.” – Ani Pema Chodron

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up...

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Nov 26 - Healing Relationships

“Mindfulness is a wonderful vehicle through which we clean and refocus our lens; adjusting how we see the world; witnessing once again, what is truly important. With clearly restored, our mind becomes a fertile soil for our hopes and our dreams to distill into our reality.” – David Scott

“Every moment of your life is a second chance.” ~Rick Price

““Time brings all things to pass.”. It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will...

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Nov 28 - Every Path Has a Puddle

This year sure has flown by. Have you ever noticed how time flies, except when you are in Chaturanga Dandasana.

“To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear.” - Buddha

“To keep the lamp burning, we must continue to put oil into it.” – Mother Teresa

“Adversity causes some to break,...

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Dec 3 - A True Gift

Prasarita Padottanasana gets its name from Sanskrit where "Prasarita" means " Wide/Stretched Out", "Pada" means "Foot", "Uttana" means "Intense Stretch" and "Asana" means "Pose or Posture".

"Purvottanasana" (PUR-voh-tun-AHS-uh-nuh) “Purva” — meaning “east" “Ut” — meaning “intense” “Tan” — meaning “to stretch” “Asana” — meaning “pose”

Upavistha Konasana (Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend)

Janu Sirsasana - Janu – Knee, Sirsa –...

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Dec 6 - The Tao Te Ching - The Way

Parsvottanasana – Pyramid Pose

Prasarita Padottanasana gets its name from Sanskrit where "Prasarita" means " Wide/Stretched Out", "Pada" means "Foot", "Uttana" means "Intense Stretch" and "Asana" means "Pose or Posture".

"Purvottanasana" (PUR-voh-tun-AHS-uh-nuh) “Purva” — meaning “east" “Ut” — meaning “intense” “Tan” — meaning “to stretch” “Asana” — meaning “pose”

Upavistha Konasana (Wide Angle Seated Forward...

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Dec 10 - We will be remembered by the trails we leave.

Your home should be a living space and not a storage space. Before us lies two paths, which will determine the future landscape of our planet. On the path of scarcity we must frantically attempt to fill our basket, with as many possessions as possible. In the end while our basket is full, we feel nothing but profound emptiness inside us. When the credit card bills arrive and the things start to break, the possessions we collected first to...

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Dec 13 - Character built by fire

“Yoga is a dance between control and surrender – between pushing and letting go – and when to push and to let go becomes part of the creative process, part of the open-ended exploration of your well-being.” –Joel Kramer

“Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.” - Ida Scott Taylor

“There is no greater wealth in this world than peace of mind.”

"Let go of the thoughts that don't make...

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Dec 17 - Mistakes Make the Best Teachers

“Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives.” - Cybele...

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Jan 3 - New Year - Brave Enough to Say Goodbye

Mindfulness

"Your body is listening to everything your mind is saying."

"To successfully open the door to heightened awareness, we must open it inward." ~Wayne Dyer

Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun when they are concentrated they illumine. - Swami...

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Jan 7 - Same Plan, Different Spot, Different Results

Same Plant, same water, different spot… flourishes in one spot and dies in another.

“We all can dance when we find music we love.” – Giles Andreae

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss

“The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.” - Jason Crandell

We generate fears while we sit. We overcome...

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Jan 10 - Are you drowning in a drop of water?

Spend time with those that love you unconditionally and not just to get what they want.

I don’t want other people to decide who I am and what I stand for, I want to decide that for myself.

Change your thoughts and change your day.

It is not your responsibility to like me, it is my responsibility to like me.

“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” - Sigmund...

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Jan 17 - Learning to Fly

“Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives.” - Cybele...

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