Week 25.1 - The Statue of Liberty Arrives in NY 1885

June 17th 1885 - U.S.A. Statue of Liberty arrives

“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it’s about befriending who we are.” – Ani Pema Chodron

“Water, if you don’t stir it, will become clear. Oil and vinegar, if you don’t shake it, will fall naturally into order.” Likewise, the mind left unaltered will find its own natural peace.

”Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore

”The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

”Give thanks for the rain in your life which waters the flowers of your soul.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

”Don’t confuse your path with your destination. Just because it’s stormy now doesn’t mean that you aren’t headed for sunshine.” – Anonymous

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” – Dr. Wayne W Dyer

“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” – Paulo Coelho

“If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” – Guy Finley


Remain low and humble like the ocean… Allow the rivers and streams to flow to you.

“All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power. If you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them.” The Lao Tzu

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up. ...

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less. - ...

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.

“When you love yourself and glow from the inside, you attract people who love, respect, and appreciate your energy. You radiate from within first. Everything starts with how you feel about yourself. Feel worthy. Feel valuable. Feel deserving of receiving the best. It will happen.” – Idil Ahmed

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

“It's okay to not be okay all the time.”

"Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall in their place."

"Accept what is, Let go of what was and have faith in what will be."

"To get over the past you first have to accept that the past is over. No matter how many times you revisit it, analyze it, sweat it, or regret it, it's over. The past can hurt you no more." ~Mandy Hale

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” – Epictetus

“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”– Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“Look at other people and ask yourself if you are really seeing them or just your thoughts about them.”– Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Observe the space between your thoughts, then observe the observer.”– Hamilton Boudreaux

“Until you realize how easily it is for your mind to be manipulated, you remain the puppet of someone else's game.”– Evita Ochel

“Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts.”– Allan Lokos

“Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.”– Robin S. Sharma

“In the first stage of meditation, we realize that we are not our bodies. In the second stage we realize we are not our minds and our ego. In the final stage, we connect with the soul and realize that we are interconnected with every particle in the universe.” David Scott

“Touch your inner space, which is nothingness, as silent and empty as the sky; it is your inner sky. Once you settle down in your inner sky, you have come home, and a great maturity arises in your actions, in your behavior. Then whatever you do has grace in it. Then whatever you do is a poetry in itself. You live poetry; your walking becomes dancing, your silence becomes music.” ~Osho

“When I’m hungry, I eat what I love. When I’m bored, I do something I love. When I’m lonely, I connect with someone I love. When I feel sad, I remember that I am loved.”– Michelle May


“If you get tired, learn to rest and not to quit.” – David Scott

“Nothing is more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through tears”- David Scott

“A calm mind becomes fertile soil for the seeds of happiness to sprout and grow.” – David Scott

“The greatest weapon against stress and anxiety is our ability to choose one thought over another.” David Scott

“Now is a time to go slow; become fiercely rational, not emotional.” David Scott

“Allow your calm mind to create a protective impenetrable sanctuary around the soul.” – David Scott

“Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.” – Swami Muktananda

“Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our universe.” David Scott

“To a mind that is still. The whole universe surrenders.” - Rumi

“Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.” – Rumi

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. ~ B.K.S. Iyengar

“The yoga mat is a sacred space to become curious about who you truly are.” – David Scott

“Yoga teaches us that we have far more in common, than our minor differences.” David Scott

“My body is my temple and the asanas are my prayers.” - B.K.Iyengar.

Yoga teaches us to create a life that feels good on the inside and not just the outside.

“Yoga adds years to your life and life to your years.” - Allan Finger

“At Energy Yoga, there are no strangers here, only friends you have not met.” – David Scott

“We have two rules at Energy Yoga. (1) – You have nothing to defend. (2) – You have no one to impress.” – David Scott