A grandfather was gardening with his grandson, when he decided to share a life lesson, “See these little weeds son, if you pull them out now, just after they sprout, they come right out easily. Bad habits are a lot like plants and trees, when they are new like the sapling you can get rid of them quickly and easily. But if you let them stay and grow, their roots will grow strong and become like the old tree that cannot be removed.”
“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” ―Samuel Johnson
“It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.” – Benjamin Franklin
“A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought – they must be earned.” – Naval Ravikant
“The quality of our breath expresses our inner feelings.” – T.K.V. Desikachar
“Stillness is the alter of the spirit.”
“Whenever you are in doubt, it is best to pause. Few things are so pressing that they cannot wait for a moment of breath.” – T.K.V. Desikachar, The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice
“Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do.” – Sean Covey
“Do things with love and not just for love.”
“You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, ‘I release the need for this in my life.’ ” – Wayne Dyer
“It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.” -Paulo Coelho, The Zahir
“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” – Henri Bergson
“Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” ―John C. Maxwell
“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” -Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
“1. You must let the pain visit.
2. You must allow it teach you
3. You must not allow it overstay. – (Three routes to healing)”
Yoga is a lot like life. It is a balance between holding on and letting go.
My greatest struggles, are my greatest lessons. I will always remember that I only have control over myself, and my choices.
I will stop focusing on how stressed I am and remember how blessed I am. Complaining won’t change my reality, but a positive attitude will.”
“Being positive does not mean ignoring the negative. Being positive means overcoming the negative. There is a big difference between the two.”
“I will get back up. Again, and again. The faster I recover from setbacks, the faster I’ll get back on the path of life.”
“When I find that I don’t have time for what matters, I will stop doing things that don’t.”
“There’s nothing selfish about self-care and self-love. I cannot give what I don’t have. When I enrich my own life, I’ll be life-giving to others too.”
“When the grass looks greener on the other side, it’s just life’s way of reminding me to water the grass I’m standing on.”
Before you utter anything, run your thoughts through three key filters and don’t speak unless you get three resounding YES responses: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it helpful?
“Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.”
“Happiness doesn’t mean you always have a smile on your face. It means you have a foundation for your existence that allows you to be at peace no matter what is happening in your life.” – Wai Lana
The hardest prison to escape from is our mind.
Change is never painful. Resistance to change is painful.
Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but instead in trying to control it.
Do not choose the one that is beautiful to the world, but rather choose the one who makes your world beautiful.
The mind is like water. When it is turbulent it is difficult to see, when it is calm it becomes still.
What comes easy won’t last long and what last long won’t come easy.
“Open your hands if you want to be held.” – Rumi
Your diet is not only what you eat. It’s what you watch, what you listen to, what you read, the people you hang around… be mindful of the things you put into your body emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
“Isn’t it funny how we make rational excuses for being out of alignment?
“Why do we repeat behaviors that constantly dim our lights? Perhaps to show contrast to the good in our lives, but at what cost. Once we are aware of the contrast why go back there anymore.” – David Scott