Week 16.1 - Easter
What we practice, we get good at…
“Courage is about learning how to function despite the fear, to put aside your instincts to run or give in completely to the anger born from fear. Courage is about using your brain and your heart when every cell of your body is screaming at your to fight or flee – and then following through on what you believe is the right thing to do.” - Jim Butcher
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Where flowers bloom, so does hope. - Lady Bird Johnson
Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life. In January we made our New Year Resolutions, spring time is a time to reflect on how we are doing, a second chance to change patterns that are inappropriate.
“You are always one decision away from a totally different life.”
Air moves us, Fire transforms us, Water shapes us, Earth heals us and the balance of the wheel goes on and on.
“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 Tomlinson
"Don't try to be strong, simply refuse being weak."
“We are not born wise. We are born with intuition, but we are also born with ignorance. Wisdom only comes to us through overcoming our struggles. Wisdom is the metamorphic transformation that occurs within us, as ignorance is transcended and becomes knowledge. Through wisdom, our veil of darkness dissolves and with clarity we can finally see path of light guiding us into the future.” – David Scott
“A scar is proof that healing has occurred.”
“It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.” - B.K.S. Iyengar
There is only one reality, but there are many ways that reality can be interpreted.” - B.K.S. Iyengar
The past is already written and the ink is dry. Turn the page and begin the next chapter.
“A wounded deer leap highest.” - Emily Dickinson
"Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to recognize light." – David Scott
Nothing is more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through tears.
“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow.” – Robert Tew
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one more responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin (maybe)
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
“Courage is knowing what not to fear.” – Plato
“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” - Napoleon Bonaparte
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” - Mary Anne Radmacher
“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”― Shannon L. Alder
“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” - Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”– The Bhagavad Gita
“With no desire for success, no anxiety about failure, indifferent to results, he burns up his actions in the fire of wisdom. Surrendering all thoughts of outcome, unperturbed, self-reliant, he does nothing at all, even when fully engaged in actions. There’s nothing that he expects, nothing that he fears. Serene, free from possessions