Week 32.1 - Knowledge of others begins with knowledge of self.
Knowledge of others begins with knowledge of self. In understanding your darkness, you can better deal with the darkness you encounter in others.
There are hidden lessons in every struggle. In your practice tonight listen for the lesson.
“In meditation and in our daily lives there are three qualities that we can nurture, cultivate, and bring out. We already possess these, but they can be ripened: precision, gentleness, and the ability to let go.” - Pema Chodron
“One of the greatest impurities of man is a lack of knowledge of self.” – Dharma Mitra
“The study of asana is not about mastering posture. It’s about using posture to understand and transform yourself.” - B.K.S Iyengar
"Don’t listen to those who stir you up. Don’t listen to others who put you to sleep. Respect them all. Thank them all. Then remember, there is a bird singing only you can hear." - Jack Kornfield
“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.” – Rumi
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." - T. S. Eliot
Remain low and humble like the ocean… Allow the rivers and streams to flow to you.
“All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power. If you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them.” The Lao Tzu
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up. ...
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less. - ...
Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.
Yoga teaches us to create a life that feels good on the inside and not just the outside.
“Real people are never perfect, and perfect people are never real.”
“As long as you search for the Buddha in others, you will never find it within yourself.” - David Scott
“Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself.”
Butterflies can't see their wings. They can't see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that too.
Don't go where there is path, make your own path and instead leave a trail
When you are looking in the mirror, you are looking at the problem. But, remember, you are also looking at the solution.
You’re only as young as your spine is flexible. Quality of life is determined by our health.
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.
“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
“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things from our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, you are the brave survivor that continues moving forward in spite of them.” David Scott
"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~ Anais Nin