Week 22.1 - Flashes of light against the canvas backdrop of an infinitely empty universe


“Watching a lightning bug glow bright on a summer night, I realized that our lives are mere flashes of light against the canvas backdrop of an infinitely empty universe. As humans, we become so conditioned to routines, controls and predictable repetition. Sometimes we forget that we are born to explore this earth and not just endure it. So many controls society has in place, are merely illusionary dogma, created to condition us into being “normal”; manipulating us into following the mind numbing herd of humanity. Remember this is “your” life to live; live it. Don’t be afraid to color outside the lines every once and a while. Create your own footsteps on the earth and leave your own on the walls. Remember that every day contains a universe of potential; exhaust it. Live and love so immensely that when death comes knocking, there is nothing left for him to take. Your bags are packed. Your soul is ready to depart and move on to whatever experience is next awaiting, just beyond the mysterious misty portal of our next life.” David Scott

"Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's souls." - Melody Beattie

"Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God." - Ram Dass

“Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle.” Jules Robson

“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” Buddha

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place your soul has to live.”

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” Mahatma Gandhi

Keep your vitality. A life without health is like a river without water.

“He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.” - Arabian proverb

“Your body will be around a lot longer than that expensive Hermes or Louis Vuitton handbag. Invest in yourself.”

You are what you eat… Every 28 days your skin replaces itself. Your liver, 5 months. Your bones, 10 years. Your body makes these new cells from the food you eat. What you eat literally becomes you. You get a fresh canvas every 28 days. You have a choice in what you are made of!

“Quiet the mind, so the soul can speak.” -

“When you can’t find the light, don’t curse the darkness but become the light.” – David Scott

“The biggest communication problem is that we do not listen to understand, we listen to reply.”

“Be careful how you are talking to yourself, because you are listening.”

“A healthy outside starts from the inside.” Robert Urich

Doctors won’t make you healthy. Nutritionists won’t make you slim. Teachers won’t make you smart. Gurus won’t make you calm. Mentors won’t make you rich. Trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself. Naval Ravikant

“The body is a self-healing organism, so it’s really about clearing things out of the way so the body can heal itself.” Barbara Brennan

Awareness is the first step in healing

“Every step taken in mindfulness brings us one step closer to healing ourselves and the planet.” Thich Nhat Hanh

“Letting go is the hardest asana. Let go of the past and past will let go of you.”

“Normalcy is not interesting. Normalcy is something that is declared for it does not exist.” – David Scott

“Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.” - Joseph Addison

“The answers you seek never come when the mind is busy, they come when the mind is still.”

“The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn” – Scottish classical guitarist David Russell

“To trust God in the light is nothing, But trust him in the dark. That is Faith.” -C.H. Spurgeon

Choose one…

“May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you’re going and the insight to know when you’re going too far.” Irish Blessing

“May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

and rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.” – Irish Blessing