Week 21.2 - Your body is a repository and remembers everything
"The goal of yoga and meditation is not to control your thoughts, but to stop them from controlling you."
“The most important part that happens during a yoga class, is not what happens outside the body, but what happens inside the body.” David Scott
“Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.” - Thich Nhat Hanh
"Practice is about patience, control, and breath. Enjoy the moments when it clicks and the moments when everything unravels --- they are both phenomenal teachers." ~ Kathryn Budig
“Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you — all of the expectations, all of the beliefs — and becoming who you are.” – Rachel Naomi Remen
Swami Vivekananda — 'You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.'
“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” – Caroline Myss
Your body is the library of knowledge of your past. It remembers everything you have put into your body and every trauma you have experienced. Why do we spend so much money and time applying creams and treatments for our skin, when the true healing must begin within the body and not on top of it.
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller
“Stop enduring life and instead begin to savor it.” – David Scott
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them—that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” - Tao Te Ching
Your soul is your best friend. Treat it with care, nurture it with growth, feed it with love.
You are good enough…. “Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.” ~ Alan Cohen
“We may walk different paths, but our destination is the same… The Light.” – Gannon Carr
“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” – Buddha
“Just as firewood is turned to ashes in the flames of a fire, all actions are turned to ashes in wisdom’s refining flames.” —Bhagavad Gita (4.37–41).
“If you want to know the past, look at your present. If you want to know the future, look at your present.”
He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.”
“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
“The truly happy person is the one that can enjoy the scenery, even if they made a wrong turn and are completely lost” – David Scott
“It is our imagination that allow our thoughts to be infinite.” – David Scott
“When you start counting your blessings, instead of counting the things you feel are missing in your life, your whole life turns around.” – David Scott
“If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is to be present in the present. Gratefully.” - Maya Angelou