The Dead Rabbit
This guy comes home from work one day to find his dog with the neighbor’s pet rabbit in his mouth. The rabbit is very dead and the guy panics.
He thinks the neighbors are going to hate him forever, so he takes the dirty, chewed-up rabbit into the house, gives it a bath, blow-dries its fur, and puts the rabbit back into the cage at the neighbor’s house, hoping that they will think it died of natural causes.
A few days later, the neighbor is outside and asks the guy, “Did you hear that Fluffy died?”
The guy stumbles around and says, “Um.. no.. um.. what happened?”
The neighbor replies, “We just found him dead in his cage one day, but the weird thing is that the day after we buried him we went outside and someone had dug him up, gave him a bath and put him back into the cage. There must be some real sick people out there!”
“Be an empty page, untouched by words.” – Rumi
“Breathing in, I know I’m breathing in. Breathing out, I know As the in-breath grows deep, The out-breath grows slow. Breathing in makes me calm. Breathing out makes me ease. With the in-breath, I smile. With the out-breath, I release. Breathing in, there is only the present moment. Breathing out, it is a wonderful moment.” Thich Nhat Hanh
“Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.” – Rumi
“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
“We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.” – Rumi
“You will know you are rich, when you find yourself content and happy with whatever you have.”
If you seek peace, be still. If you seek wisdom, be silent. If you seek love, be yourself.
I don’t need someone who only sees the good in me. I need someone who sees all of me and loves me just the same.
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.” – Rumi
“Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive. Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Thank yourself for making your practice a priority. Many people were spend their last $100 getting their eyebrows and gel nails, while their heart is crying for help that a month of yoga provides.
“What you seek is seeking you.” – Rumi
“Do not cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of energy and time making it.”
Speak your deepest truth, even if it means losing everything – your pride, your status, your image, even your way of life. A life of lies and half-truths, the burden of unspoken things, will eventually suffocate you and everyone around you. Give up everything for a truthful existence. Know that you can only lose what’s non-essential. Osho
“It takes a lot of good deeds to build a reputation and only one bad deed to lose it,” Ben Franklin
Three things cannot hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.
“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.” The Bhagavad Gita
“Making mistakes is better than faking perfection”
“Not everyone will understand the path you are on, but remember that you are here to live your life and not to make others understand.”
“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” – Rumi
“The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.” – Jason Crandell
“You must not allow your long term goals and dreams to be derailed off track by short term defeats. A stumble can often prevent a fall.” – David Scott`
“Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you lived through it. Honor your path. Trust your journey. Learn, grow, evolve, become.” ~Creig Crippen
“When you seek love with all your heart you shall find its echo in the universe.” – Rumi
“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” – Rumi
Take off your mask friend and just be the genuine you. If you are not careful someone will fall in with that mask of yours; then what will you do? This veil is not your authentic self. With this temporary mask, no one will truly love you, they will love the mask instead; how long can you wear it anyway? Your perfect appearance, your role, your words, your carefully crafted ‘personality.’ The mask you originally created to protect you, to win love, fame and influence, will only end up suffocating you in the end.