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April 11 - Damaged Goods

“Quiet the mind, so the soul can speak.” – Rumi

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." - Albert Einstein

"Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place."

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anais Nin

Change your thoughts and change your day.

If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein

“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.” – Ken Keyes

“Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never thought you had. Learn to take risk… If you win you will be happy, if you lose you will be wise.” ”

“We run all the time to avoid coming face to face with ourselves.”

"How can we expect someone to make us happy, if we are not happy with ourselves?" - David Scott

“We attract and permit the drama we live in and experience in our lives. If you surround yourself with clowns, you will find yourself in a circus." - David Scott

“If you surround yourself with people who are strong and positive, you are much more likely to see a world of opportunity and adventure.” – Jack Canfield

“Is the fear of more pain, stopping you from experiencing the sweetness of life? We are all damaged goods. We can either wallow in being a victim of life, or we can rise up and celebrate being a survivor. Life has left its fingerprint on each one of us. It is through our cracks that light enters and eventually brightens our hearts, which intern reflects our light to others. We have all been hurt and we have all hurt others. We have all felt the euphoric passion of love and experienced the dark despair of having our heart broken. While these experiences can make us weak and bitter, the practice of yoga teaches us to use these experiences as tools the strengthen us, lessons that act like fire on metal, forging us stronger, creating wisdom, that when once learned, cannot be unlearned or taken away. Wisdom is often healed pain that has been dealt with. Is a past experience somehow stopping you from living your life to its full potential? Holding you back from stepping forward onto the path of your future?

“The word happiness would not be understood if not balanced by the meaning of sadness.” David Scott

“The answers you seek never come when the mind is busy, they come when the mind is still.” – David Scott

“Just as we all started in the protective safety of the womb, the eaglet (a baby eagle) cannot grow into the mighty eagle until it takes the risk; breaking free of the protective eggshell." - David Scott”

“The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn” – Scottish classical guitarist David Russell

“Striving for excellence motivates you, striving for perfection demoralizes you.”

“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

“May you be firm, but never inflexible; may be you proud, but never boastful; may you be strong, but never forceful; may you be gentle but never weak; may you be truthful, but never unkind; may you be brave but never foolish; may you have more than enough, but never be greedy. – David Scott

“May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

and rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.” – Irish Blessing