Week 31.1 - Hey You

"Breathing in, I know I’m breathing in. Breathing out, I know As the in-breath grows deep, The out-breath grows slow. Breathing in makes me calm. Breathing out makes me ease. With the in-breath, I smile. With the out-breath, I release. Breathing in, there is only the present moment. Breathing out, it is a wonderful moment." Thich Nhat Hanh

“Close your eyes and inhale your essence. If your essence expressed itself in aroma, what would your essence smell like?”

“Breath, the universe is taking care of everything else.”

“Silence isn’t empty. It’s full of answers. To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders and reveals itself.”

Allow By: Danna Faulds

There is no controlling life.

Try corralling a lightning bolt,

containing a tornado. Dam a

stream and it will create a new

channel. Resist, and the tide

will sweep you off your feet.

Allow, and grace will carry

you to higher ground. The only

safety lies in letting it all in –

the wild and the weak; fear,

fantasies, failures and success.

When loss rips off the doors of

the heart, or sadness veils your

vision with despair, practice

becomes simply bearing the truth.

In the choice to let go of your

known way of being, the whole

world is revealed to your new eyes

“Life comes with twists and turns. I try my best to embrace what comes my way with openness, curiosity, and kindness because I trust it's all part of my path. I want to live it ALL – the ups and the downs – with integrity, faith, and joyful energy” – Alison Kate

“Nothing glows brighter than the heart awakened to the light of love that lives within it.” - Guy Finley

"Practice is about patience, control, and breath. Enjoy the moments when it clicks and the moments when everything unravels --- they are both phenomenal teachers." ~ Kathryn Budig

"There is no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections." - Kathryn Budig

“Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.” ~ Alan Cohen

"The highest spiritual practice is self-observation without judgment." - Swami Kripalu

"While being uncomfortable and vulnerable is not an easy path, it's the most direct route to becoming stronger and wiser." - Robert Biswas-Diener

"Some people will never like you because your spirit irritates their demons."- Denzel Washington

“What good are wings without the courage to fly?” – Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird

“People Generally See What They Look For And Hear What They Listen For,” - To Kill A Mockingbird

“We come from the earth, we return to the earth and in between we garden. Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion, being alive is a special occasion.”

“It is the possibility of a dream coming true, that makes life interesting.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

When you get tired, learn to rest and not to quit.

“Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.”

“Life is a question and how we live it is our answer.”

“May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

“You stand at the crossroads of the path of love and the path of fear. Which do you choose to follow?”

“The way to happiness is: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, give much. Fill your life with love. Do to others as you would want done to you.”

The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.

“Everything that has happened to you is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to prevent you from growing. You get to choose.” – Wayne Dyer

“Peace is the result of training your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” – Wayne Dyer

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, and the black, curious eyes of a child— our own two eyes. All is a miracle.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.” - Stephen R. Covey

“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.” - Eckhart Tolle

“Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.”

Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded. "If we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely. If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative. In our thoughts and words we create our own weaknesses and our own strengths."

The Dalai Lama was asked what surprised him most, he said “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” ~ Dalai Lama