Week 46.1- “Determination is the wind in our sails pushing us onward, over and through the waves of fear and doubt.”


FEAR by: Khalil Gibran (was a Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist, also considered a philosopher)

It is said that before entering the sea

a river trembles with fear.

She looks back at the path she has traveled,

from the peaks of the mountains,

the long winding road crossing forests and villages.

And in front of her,

she sees an ocean so vast,

that to enter

there seems nothing more than to disappear forever.

But there is no other way.

The river can not go back.

Nobody can go back.

To go back is impossible in existence.

The river needs to take the risk

of entering the ocean

because only then will fear disappear,

because that’s where the river will know

it’s not about disappearing into the ocean,

but of becoming the ocean.

“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.” ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

“Love one another, but make not a bond of love:

Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

Being aware is the first stage of being present.

“Here and now is where yoga begins” – The Yoga Sutras

“Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame.” — B.K.S. Iyengar

“The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.” - Jason Crandell

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

“Victory belongs to the most persevering” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Happiness is to be found along the way of our journey. Happiest is a person that still can find joy in the detours of life. If we wait only until the end of the journey to experience happiness, it is too late. When we eat a delicious meal, we savor each bite. We do not wait for the end of the meal, only when the last morsel is finished, to taste the joy of our feast.” David Scott

“The two hardest things in life to handle, are failure and success.”

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to live, love, and laugh.”

“Determination is the wind in our sails pushing us onward, over and through the waves of fear and doubt.” David Scott

“My biggest struggles have been my biggest teachers.” - Kathryn Budig

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

“The best mirror is an old friend.” - George Herbert

"A true friend is a mirror with the greatest clarity; an enemy is the most challenging but devote teacher." David Scott

“The yoga pose you avoid the most you need the most.”

“I bend so I don’t break.”

“We should not wait until the body and mind craves yoga. The best time to water a plant is before it withers up from thirst and becomes weak.”- David Scott

“That’s exactly how it is in yoga. The places where you have the most resistance are actually the places that are going to be the areas of the greatest liberation.” - Rodney Yee

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”

Yoga teaches us to create a life that feels good on the inside and not just the outside.

“Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” -Helen Keller

“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over. “- Octavia Butler

“At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening.”

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past, if you are anxious, you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present.”- Lao Tzu

“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