51.2 - Mistakes Make the Best Teachers

“Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives.” - Cybele Tomlinson

“The study of asana is not about mastering posture. It’s about using posture to understand and transform yourself.” - B.K.S Iyengar

"Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath." ~Eckhart Tolle

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” Steve Maraboli

“There is no wine if grapes are not pressed. No perfume if flowers are not crushed. So, don’t be afraid if there are pressures in your life…..It will bring the BEST of you.”

Mistakes are often the best teachers. When we listen to them, we grow.

A grinding wheel is a lot like our experiences, can either make us sharp or it can wear us away.

“Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with it.” Aldous Huxley

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” - John Wooden

“Silence isn’t empty. It’s full of answers.”

"Don't chase love. Don't chase fame. Don't chase money. Chase being the best version of yourself and those things will chase you."

"How other people treat you is their karma, how you react is yours." Wayne Dyer

Two things everyone seeks in communications. "Did you hear me and did what I say matter."

“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” - E. Joseph Cossman

"Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place."

"Don't carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones to rise above them."

"We are all broken, that's how the light gets in." - Ernest Hemingway

“She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

"The less I fight my fear, the less it fights back." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure." - Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." – Socrates

“Detachment does not that you should own nothing. But instead that nothing should own you.”

"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world." ~ Mother Teresa

"At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by 'I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was naked and you clothed me, I was homeless and you took me in.' Hungry not only for bread - but hungry for love. Naked not only for clothing - but naked for human dignity and respect. Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks - but homeless because of rejection." ~Mother Teresa