50.1 - The Tao Te Ching - The Way

Week 50.1

December 9th 343rd day of the year. There are then 22 days left in 2019.

"You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day, unless you are too busy. Then you should sit for an hour." - Zen Proverb

Parsvottanasana – Pyramid Pose

Prasarita Padottanasana gets its name from Sanskrit where "Prasarita" means " Wide/Stretched Out", "Pada" means "Foot", "Uttana" means "Intense Stretch" and "Asana" means "Pose or Posture".

"Purvottanasana" (PUR-voh-tun-AHS-uh-nuh) “Purva” — meaning “east" “Ut” — meaning “intense” “Tan” — meaning “to stretch” “Asana” — meaning “pose”

Upavistha Konasana (Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend)

Janu Sirsasana - Janu – Knee, Sirsa – Head, Asana – Pose; Pronounced As – JAH-new shear-SHAHS-anna

"I give up freely what is not longer serving me, to create space for what inspires me."

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." - Wayne Dyer

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Tae Te Ching

“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be truly fulfilled.” – Tae Te Ching

“Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Tae Te Ching

“Those who know don't talk. Those who talk don't know. Close your mouth, block off your senses, blunt your sharpness, untie your knots, soften your glare, and settle your dust. This is the primal identity. Be like the Tao. It can't be approached or withdrawn from, benefited or harmed, honored or brought into disgrace. It gives itself up continually. That is why it endures.” – Tae Te Ching

“ He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” – Tae Te Ching

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Tae Te Ching

“The best soldier does not attack. The superior fighter succeeds without violence. The greatest conqueror wins without struggle. The most successful manager leads without dictating. This is intelligent non aggressiveness. This is called the mastery of men.” – Tae Te Ching

“He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. He who overcomes others is strong, but he who overcomes himself is mighty.” – Tae Te Ching

“Prepare for the difficult while it is still easy. Deal with the big while it is still small. Difficult undertakings have always started with what's easy. Great undertakings always started with what is small. Therefore the sage never strives for the great, And thereby the great is achieved.” – Tae Te Ching

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Tae Te Ching

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them-that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Tae Te Ching

“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong. The Gentle will outlast the forceful.” – Tae Te Ching

“Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear.” – Tae Te Ching

Don’t choose the one who is beautiful to the world, choose the one who makes your world beautiful.

“When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.”

“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.” ~Marianne Williamson

Instead of asking yourself, how do I make someone love me and say instead how do I let someone love me.

“The man who removes a mountains, begins by removing a small stone.” – Chinese Proverb

“Force, no matter how concealed, causes resistance.”

“Suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering.” – Buddha

“Use your voice for kindness, your ears for empathy, your hands for helping others, your mind for truth, and your heart for compassionate love.” – David Scott

"Kindness is having the ability to speak with love, listen with patience, touch with gentle kindness and act with compassion." David Scott

"You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force." - Publilius Syrus