April 18 - We know the drink is poison, yet we take a drink
Where flowers bloom, so does hope. - Lady Bird Johnson
May your hope be your candle and your passion the flame.
“Don’t let one cloud obliterate your sky.” - Anais Nin
"The mind knows the answer, but the heart does not want to ask. We know the drink is poison, yet we still take a drink. The strength inside us pushes back, saying no, do not harm. The weakness inside says we deserve suffering, we are not good enough. We were falsely taught early in life that if we felt pain, we experienced life. Suffering was tolerated until it became familiar, like walking in a pair of well-worn shoes with a stone in them, each step was painful, but for some reason we felt compelled to keep walking, even when it hurt. We walked long enough and our suffering began to actually feel normal." - David Scott
The word guru means remover of darkness. Learn to listen to your inner voice, the guru within you. Trust this light of intuition to examine our situations carefully. Stop walking with a stone in your shoe, stop accepting suffering as a normal part of life. Non-attachment is the path towards liberation from suffering, but the heart struggles to let go. Attachment is all the heart has ever known. The Buddha taught that learning to unlearn is the highest form of learning. Retrain the heart and teach it freedom; suffering need not be tolerated any more. Life should not something to be tolerated in fear and pain, life should be lived as a miraculous, adventurous journey, filled with light, love and laughter.
“Detachment is an art of enjoying something while always being open to the possibility of losing it someday.” John B. Bejo
“True detachment isn’t separation from life but the absolute freedom within your mind to explore everything with no limits.”
"Today I refuse to stress myself out over things I can't control."
"Live life less out of habit and more out of intention"
Do small things with great love. Mother t
“Letting go gives us the freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything — anger, anxiety, or possessions, we are not free" — Thich Nhat Hanh
Don’t go through life, live life. Don’t blindly follow others well-worn paths, but instead blaze your own trail, leaving a path for others to follow.
They say our path to freedom flies on two wings - practice and non-attachment. Called “Bird of Yoga”
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. - Albert Einstein
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." - Reinhold Niebuhr