“March is a month of transformation. Blossom by blossom the spring begins, the orchids and mango trees are in full bloom. Spring wakes us up, nurtures us and revitalizes us with hope. With abundant growth all around us, our creative powers are once again flowing; recharged and liberated from the hold of winter.” – David Scott
“Springtime is about more light and less darkness. If you have ever had a house plant, you will notice that it will always try to always grow towards the light in the room. Grow towards the light in your life and away from the darkness.” – David Scott
“Transitions are a part of life, allowing for perpetual renewal. When you experience the end of one chapter, allow yourself to feel the emotions of loss and the hope of rebirth.” – David Scott
“A paradigm is a deep rooted emotional way of thinking. It is so ingrained in our subconscious that we may not even be aware it is there. A paradigm shift occurs when we break this pattern and think outside of our comfort zone. The journey of self-discovery involves unlearning what we discover to be false truths. Learning to unlearn is the highest form of learning. It is so hard to teach someone something they think they already know. What good is our eyes if our mind is blind. Our real enemy of truth is not ignorance, doubt, or even disbelief. It is false knowledge. Thankfully Yoga teaches us to not only be flexible in our bodies but also in our minds.” – David Scott
“Spring cleaning isn’t just about sorting through things, and getting rid of clutter. It’s about taking stock of who you are, and how others see you. It’s a chance to redefine yourself, to change expectations, and to remember that it’s never too late to recapture who you were, or to aim for where you want to be.”
“The Science of yoga strives to constantly gain ground on our illusions. Today we stand on the boundary of our finite knowledge, what is known, but we look out upon the vast expanse of the unknown infinite, like the twinkling stars in the heavens. Our duty as yogis is to constantly explore the fringes and boundaries of our darkness. As we illuminate them with the light of what has been discovered so far, we expose more truths and take back more land in our quest for understanding of self and our universe.” – David Scott
Theory of Cognitive dissonance—the extreme discomfort of simultaneously holding two thoughts that are in conflict and contradictory.
“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted (and they often double down on what they know to be false to protect their pride.) It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.” – Frantz Fanon
Warren Buffet, said “When science proves something we strongly or passionately believe in, to be false, we should write it down immediately, because the human mind will do everything possible to push it out of our memory, (due to cognitive dissonance) and we will forget it in 15 minutes.”
“A man with a conviction is a hard man to change,” Festinger,
“Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point … Suppose that he is presented with evidence, unequivocal and undeniable evidence, that his belief is wrong: what will happen? The individual will frequently emerge, not only unshaken, but even more convinced of the truth of his beliefs than ever before.”
No rain. No flowers. When it rains look for rainbows. When it’s dark look for stars.
“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” —Susan Gale
“Every single cell in the human body replaces itself over a period of seven years. That means there’s not even the smallest part of you now that was part of you seven years ago.” — Steven Hall
“Please all, and you will please none.” – Aesop
“Be a voice. Not an echo.”
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss
“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown
“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” – Jean de La Fontaine
“Life is a question and how we live it is our answer.” – Gary Keller
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – William Shakespeare
“God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails.” – Augustine of Hippo
“The less I needed, the better I felt.” – Charles Bukowski
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi
Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the ocean.
“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” – Richard Bach
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” – Elbert Hubbard
“Love needs great courage. It needs great courage because it needs the sacrifice of the ego.” – Osho
“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” – Khalil Gibran
“In true love, you attain freedom.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“If love appears, boundaries will disappear.” – Osho
When you’re happy you enjoy the music, when you’re sad you understand the lyrics.
“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” – Rita Mae Brown
“We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.” -William James
“Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.” – Samuel Butler
“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.” – Eckhart Tolle
“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” – Frank Tyger
The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates
“Mindfulness is a wonderful vehicle through which we clean and refocus our lens; adjusting how we see the world; witnessing once again, what is truly important. With clearly restored, our mind becomes a fertile soil for our hopes and our dreams to distill into our reality.” – David Scott
What you wish for in life, someone else already has, what you already have is what someone else needs, what you already take for granted, is something someone else only dreams of finding.
Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness and bad days give you experience. Everything that you are going through is preparing you for what you’ve asked for.
“We come this way but once. We can either tiptoe through life and hope that we get to death without being too badly bruised or we can live a full, complete life achieving our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.” – Bob Proctor
“Energy is the currency of the universe. When you “pay” attention to something, you buy that experience. So when you allow your consciousness to focus on someone or something that annoys you, you feed it your energy, and it reciprocates with the experience of being annoyed. Be selective in your focus because your attention feeds the energy of it and keeps it alive, not just within you, but in the collective consciousness as well.”
― Emily Maroutian, Thirty: A Collection of Personal Quotes, Advice, and Lessons
“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.” – Lao Tzu
“You’ve got to spread your wings if you really want to fly.
-Try new things
-Go places you haven’t gone
-Be willing to not know
-Be OK with making mistakes
…and you will go further than you could have ever dreamed possible. Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you and take you the farthest.”