Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are
“Yoga unties the knots that our entanglements with life’s experiences created.” – David Scott
The average human’s attention span is less than a gold fish.
According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer.
Researchers surveyed 2,000 participants in Canada and studied the brain activity of 112 others using electroencephalograms.
The results showed the average human attention span has fallen from 12 seconds in 2000, or around the time the mobile revolution began, to eight seconds.
Goldfish, meanwhile, are believed to have an attention span of nine seconds.
In yoga we learn to increase our attention span through the use of Dristhi (focus) and concentration.
“I define the present moment as that tiny slice of time, where you have never been this old before, but you will also never be this young again.
“Everything turns in circles and spirals with the cosmic heart until infinity. Everything has a vibration that spirals inward or outward — and everything turns together in the same direction at the same time. This vibration keeps going: it becomes born and expands or closes and destructs — only to repeat the cycle again in opposite current. Like a lotus, it opens or closes, dies and is born again. Such is also the story of the sun and moon, of me and you. Nothing truly dies. All energy simply transforms,” – Suzy Kassem
Humans like to think in linear terms, but the world in which we live is cyclical. Humans are obsessed with lines that are direct. We like a straight path, with a predictable beginning, middle and end, but life is a series of spiraling circle and the end of one journey, is only the beginning of a new adventure awaiting our discovery,” – David Scott
“As soon as the raindrop reaches the ocean, it begins its journey again to reach the clouds,” David Scott
“In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
“Difficult and meaningful will always bring more satisfaction than easy and meaningless. Life is a mountain. Your goal is to find your path, not to reach the top,” – Maxime Lagacé
“When we climb the mountains of life, it is not the mountain that we conquer, but our fears and doubts.” – David Scott
“If you sit quietly in nature and simply observe, you will experience the rhythm of life on this planet. You will feel how everything moves in perfect symphony with everything else, from the whispers of the winds, the singing of the birds to the clapping of thunder,” David Scott
“The only way out is through.” – Robert Frost
“Don’t conquer the world and lose your soul in the process. Peace of mind is more valuable than silver or gold. Remain centered, regardless of what is going on around you, stay in the center of the circle,” David Scott
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
“It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.” – Elizabeth Kenny
“Stay at the center of the circle and let all things take their course,” – Tao Te Ching
“We forge the chains we wear in life.” – Charles Dickens… If you walk on crutches long enough your legs get weak and you can no longer walk on your own.
“…to the soul, the most minute details and the most ordinary activities, carried out with mindfulness and art, have an effect far beyond their apparent insignificance.” – Thomas Moore
The physical body is only an instrument used to play the projections of one’s soul.
“Life is a full circle, the end of one journey is the beginning of the next,” David Scott
Everything around us is in a cycle state, from our breath, to the tides of the ocean, everything is in a stage of change.… “The tide of hope approaches us and recedes from us as we stand on the mortal shore – some of us wait for it to arrive, some chase after it, but we all vanish into the sunset and our footprints in the sand fade in time. The feet of infants replace ours, and the dance of the tide commences anew.” – Stewart Stafford
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”- Alexander Graham Bell
The reality is, many of us are losing the fight against distractions and we’re ALL paying for it. The reason that this battle against distraction is so hard, is that many of us actually like getting distracted, or more clearly stated, are being wired to like it. These distractions make us feel good—and there is an unlimited supply of distractions at our disposal. The problem is that like sugar, the “feel good” these distractions provide is designed to be short lasting.
“What you aim at determines what you see.”
“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.” -Orison Swett Marden
“We’ve got to remember that we get whatever we focus on in life. If we keep focusing on what we don’t want, we’ll have more of it. The first step to creating any change is deciding what you do want so that you have something to move toward.” – Tony Robbins
“Often he who does too much does too little.” – Italian Proverb
“The soul has been given its own ears to hear things mind does not understand.” – Rumi
“Open your hands if you want to be held.” – Rumi
“Our relationships are a reflection of the relationship we have with ourselves.” – Iyanla Vanzant
“Before you find your soul mate, you must first discover your soul.”
“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
“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coelho
“Yoga teaches us that change should occur slowly and deliberately, as in harmony with nature. There are no quick fixes in life. The rock is worn away by the constant, unfaltering drop of water that is hitting it. When change occurs too quickly in nature, often cataclysmic destruction occurs. Lasting changes in our lives should be measured and made with patience. If we awake one day, and we cannot close the front button of our pants, we have two choices: get bigger pants or work on losing weight. Lasting weight loss occurs with tiny modifications in our behaviors.”
“Life is about change. Sometimes it’s painful. Sometimes it’s beautiful. But most of the time, it’s both.” – Lana Lang
“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley
“Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.” – Aisha Tyler
“If you want money more than anything, you’ll be bought and sold your whole life.” – Rumi
“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined.” – Rumi
“Often care of the soul means not taking sides when there is a conflict at a deep level. It may be necessary to stretch the heart wide enough to embrace contradiction and paradox.” – Thomas Moore
“She was no fool. She had never expected the future before them to be perfect. She knew life had its cycles. There would be War and there would be Peace. There would be victories as well as defeats, joys as well as sorrows. Griefs and celebrations would have their place, love and hate would have their times. Nesrin knew this and she accepted it. But, they did not matter. She did not need a happily ever after to be happy. She didn’t live there, in the future. She lived here, in the present, where eternity touched the human soul. It was all that mattered.
And right here, right now, all was right with the world.”
― May K., Rename the Stars