Positive Quotes

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“You have no control over how your story begins or ends. But by now, you should know that all things have an ending. Every spark returns to darkness. Every sound returns to silence. Every flower returns to sleep with the earth. The journey of the sun and moon is predictable. But yours, is your ultimate art.” ~ Suzy Kassem

“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.” ~ Byron Katie

“Change is not only inevitable, but always happening. When you truly embrace this concept of change being constant, the only thing left to do is grow, detach, venture inwards, touch the spirit and find your source — the one responsible for keeping you grounded through the ever-changing seasons of life.” ~ Julie Weiland

Yoga

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“Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” ~ Osho

“True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” ~Aadil Palkhivala 

“Yoga is not for people who are interested in staying the same.” David Life, Founder of Jivamukti Yoga

“When you practice yoga, not only does it give you that hour on the mat to feel calm and refreshed, it also gives you insight into and perspective on how you’re living your life.” ~Tara Stiles

“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

“The true purpose of yoga is to instill or realize complete inner freedom.”~ Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D

“Yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in. And this is the point of spiritual practice; to make us teachable; to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are.” ~ Rolf Gates

Goals

“Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It requires you to connect today’s actions to tomorrow’s results. There’s a season for sowing a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which.” ~Gary Ryan Blair

Spiritual Perspective

“Being a spiritual person does not mean you can’t set boundaries, be sexy, like material things, curse, be silly, make mistakes, get angry, or do any of that other HUMAN STUFF. You’re growing, blooming, learning, evolving every day. Cut yourself some Slack and Relax. You’re so loved by the DIVINE.” ~shareinspirequotes

BEING Rather Than DOING

“There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of head or hands. Sometimes, in a summer morning, having taken my accustomed bath, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in reverie, amidst the pines and hickories and sumachs, in undisturbed solitude and stillness, while the birds sang around. I grew in those seasons like corn in the night, and they were far better than any work of the hands would have been. They were not time subtracted from my life, but so much over and above my usual allowance.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

Purpose

“You are here to enable the divine purpose of the Universe to unfold. That is how important you are!” ~Eckhart Tolle

“Life is not discovery of fate; it is continuous creation of future, through choices of thoughts, feelings and actions in the present.” ~Sanjay Sahay

“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.” ~Barbara Hall

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” ~Pantanjali

“Do not merely think that you are going to become great; think that you are great now. Do not think that you will begin to act in a great way at some future time; begin now.” ~ Wallace D. Wattles from The Science of Being Great

Lotus

1411219099“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now. And when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.  ~ Masaru Emoto

Personal Growth

“Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to be right now… And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love.” ~ by Caroline Adams

“Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”                ~Sri Ramana Maharshi

“Any doorway that leads you to a deeper understanding of who you are is worthwhile.” – Rodney Yee

“We are what we think, and all that we are rises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. Speak and act with a pure mind and happiness will follow.” ~Buddha

“And the day came when the risk to remain in a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” – Anais Nin

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” ~ Bob Moawad

Discover Yourself

1393336668“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.”        ~ St. Augustine

“Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” ~ Ann Landers

“If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe? The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions.” ~ Anonymous

Most important relationship we can all have is the one you have with yourself, the most important journey you can take is one of self-discovery. To know yourself, you must spend time with yourself, you must not be afraid to be alone. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. ~ Aristotle

“You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own Light.” ~Rumi

Truth

“Truth lies within ourselves: it takes no rise from outward things, whatever you may believe. There is an inmost center in us all, where truth abides in fullness and to Know rather consists in opening out a way whence the imprisoned splendor may escape than in effecting entry for light supposed to be without.” ~ Robert Browning

“Do not search for the truth; only cease to hold opinions.” ~ Sosan

“The Truth is inseparable from who you are. If you look for it elsewhere, you will be deceived every time.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

Yoga Sutra 2:36 “When truth is established, all acts will achieve their desired results.”

Love

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~Leo Buscaglia

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Buddha

Unity

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein

Creativity and Art

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday living.” Pablo Picasso

Grow and Bloom

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“Lying on my yoga mat, I saw myself in a meadow.  A cloud of ‘OOOMM’ hovered over me. It breathed out, blowing seeds of goodness swirling through the air. They settled on my body, made fertile by asana and a heart at peace. A promise for bloom in the spring.”   ~Elizabeth Beard