We have to be very protective of the environment we allow ourselves to be immersed in.
Water at room temperature; in its liquid state, gives life. Boil water and it turns into steam; it can turn a turbine and transform its power into electricity. Freeze it and it turns in to ice, hard like a rock; it is able to carve up mountains.
The environment we surround ourselves with, has a direct impact in our transformational powers. Surround your self with love and transform into abundance.
A businessman took a short vacation to a small Greek coastal village in Santorini. Unable to sleep he walked the pier. A small boat with just one fisherman had docked and inside the boat were several large tuna.
“How long did it take you to catch them?” he asked.
“Only a little while” the Greek fisherman replied.
“Why don’t you stay out longer and catch more fish?” he asked.
“I have enough to support my family and give a few to friends,” the Greek fisherman said as he unloaded them into a basket.
“But …. What do you do with the rest of your time?”
The fisherman looked up and smiled” I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a nap with my wife and stroll into the village, where I sip wine and play guitar with my friends”.
The businessman laughed “Sir I am an Investment Banker from New York, I have and MBA from Harvard and can help you. You should fish more, and with the proceeds buy a bigger boat. In no time you could have several boats with the increase haul. Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Then instead of selling your catch to the middleman, you could sell directly to the consumers. You could control the product, processing, and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal village and move to the city to run your expanding empire.”
The fisherman asked “But, sir, how long will all this take?”
“15- 20 years, 25 tops” said the businessman.
“But what then?” asked the fisherman.
The businessman laughed and said “That’s the best part, when the time is right, you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich. You would make millions”.
“Millions? Then what?” asked the fisherman.
The businessman replied, “Then you could retire and move to a small coastal fishing village, where you could sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take a nap with your wife, and stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play guitar with your friends.”
“In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.” – Paulo Coelho
“Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within without judging. The most important person you will ever meet along your life’s journey is your higher self.” – David Scott
“Yoga is the garden space within you where the flower blossoms; nourishing and flourishing the divinity within you.” David Scott
“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” ― B.K.S Iyengar
”You may not be able to control the whole world, but you may learn to control your inner world through yoga.”
“Beautiful souls are often shaped and polished by difficult experiences.” David Scott
“All healing begins first in the heart.” So use your mat tonight as a safe space to explore your heart allow any healing you need to occur.
“A rose does not answer its enemies with words, but with beauty.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
“If you look for the beauty inside of others, it will be easier to cultivate beauty within yourself.” – David Scott
“The world is full of many wonders and miracles; never forget that you are one of them.”
“Looking into the mirror you witness your ‘lower self’ with all your imperfections. Looking in your soul you see your higher self; your true perfection. Makeup can hide the wrinkles and blemishes of our bodies, but there is no makeup for the soul, only inner work can shine up our soul.” David Scott
“In seeking to escape from the suffering ourselves why should we inflict it upon others?” – Surangama Sutra
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield
“Becoming awake involves seeing our confusion more clearly.” – Chogyam Trungpa
“The shallow is easy to embrace, but the profound is difficult.”
“We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be achieved unless we first establish peace within our own minds.” ― Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
”Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” ― Kathryn Budig
“For you, and for those you love, build an island, a temple, an impregnable fortress…. But leave the door open, day and night.” – Dugpa Rimpoce
“Scars are like tattoos, but with better stories.” – Mark Twain
Scars are proof that healing has occurred, and a reminder to not repeat the same mistakes.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
”Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.”
“Yoga uses the body to discipline the mind and to reach the soul.” ~ BKs Iyengar
”The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.”
“Do your practice and all is coming.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
“Anything you can’t control in life is teaching you how to let go.”
“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable, to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength”
“Anything that cost you peace is too expensive.”
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie
“What love we’ve given, we’ll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.”- Leo Buscaglia
Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”– Albert Camus
“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”- Wayne Dyer
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust
Affection is when you see someone’s strengths; love is when you accept someone’s flaws.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao-Tzu
“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” – Caroline Myss
“When you take a picture of a sunset and it doesn’t look good you don’t say, ‘Eww the sky is ugly.’ You know it is the camera that can’t capture the beauty of the sunset.
Yet when you take a selfie and it doesn’t look good you very quickly say, ‘Eww, I’m ugly,’ when in fact it is the camera that can’t capture your beauty.” – Valentina Quarta, The Purpose Ladder
“A candle without a flame is useless; just like a soul without the fire of passion. Use your passions to ignite your inner flame and illuminate your world. Nothing in this universe is as powerful as a soul on fire, lit with the passions of their dreams.” – David Scott
“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
“I need to believe that only I can chase my dreams. That only I can light the fire in me. That no one can break me unless I break myself and only someone else can help me carry the pieces. I need to believe that I am different and I am full of love. And if I live every moment believing, then the chaos in my heart will be a beautiful thing and the world will never cease to forget my name. I just have to believe.” – Robert Drake