Week 40.2 - Humility
Humility is the ladder to divine understanding.
“The asanas are useful tools for mapping and exploring, your inner world. Instead of trying to be good at something in a pose, feel your practice and enjoy being good to yourself. Use your practice to unlock your potential, lying just beneath the surface of the stormy ego. Letting go of your need to achieve is the hardest asana. Your destiny has always been waiting there for you to achieve, but you have always searched so hard out there, when it was in here all along. The longest and most meaningful journey that a human can undertake is that journey within. Pack your bags, set sail and let your practice be a celebration of your life’s adventure.” -David Scott
"Inhale the future, exhale the past."
“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”
The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.
“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”— Mahatma Gandhi
"If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path." ―Buddha
"When we judge someone, it means we are just not willing to invest the time it takes to understand them with empathy."
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up. Jesse Jackson
“In truth, yoga doesn’t take time – it gives time.” -Ganga White
“The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” – Yogi Bhajan
When the student it ready the teacher will appear. Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
They say the pose begins the moment you want to leave it and break the pose.
Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real. -Thomas Merton
"The gentle outlast the strong, the obscure outlast the obvious." - Taoist classic Dao De Jing "The book of the way."- Lao Tzu
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” — Ernest Hemingway
“An attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” — Yogi Bhajan
“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” — Khalil Gibran
“Be happy for those who are happy, have compassion towards the unhappy, and maintain equanimity towards the wicked.” — Patanjali
“Falling is easier than rising.” Irish Saying
Stay hungry, stay young, stay foolish, stay curious, and above all, stay humble because just when you think you got all the answers, is the moment when some bitter twist of fate in the universe will remind you that you very much don't.
Life is so much simpler, when you stop trying to explain yourself to others and just live your life and do what works for you.
“True detachment isn’t separation from life but the absolute freedom within your mind to explore everything with no limits.”
"We can either make ourselves miserable, or we can make ourselves full of joy, the work is the same."
“One man may be more cunning than another, but not more cunning than everybody else.” Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Cemeteries are full of people that once thought they were indispensable.
The evolution of our consciousness, teaches us to take a pause between stimulus and response... Just a millisecond pause can make a huge difference in being "right" or in being "kind." "It only takes seconds to hurt someone, but it could take years to repair the damage."
“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” C.S. Lewis
Before passing away, Steve Jobs (Apple) said -“Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”
“Touch your inner space, which is nothingness, as silent and empty as the sky; it is your inner sky. Once you settle down in your inner sky, you have come home, and a great maturity arises in your actions, in your behavior. Then whatever you do has grace in it. Then whatever you do is a poetry in itself. You live poetry; your walking becomes dancing, your silence becomes music.” ~Osho