Week 42.3 – Time and Change

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”– The Bhagavad Gita

“You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.” – Sharon Gannon

“Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.” – Indra Devi

“A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.” – T. Guillemets

“When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.” – Hatha Yoga Pradipika

“Close your eyes and inhale your essence.” David Scott

“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.” – Rodney Yee

“The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren’t enough.” – Amy Weintraub

Experience cold or heat, pleasure or pain. These experiences are fleeting; they come and go. Bear them patiently. – Sri Krishna (Bhagavad Gita)

“Time brings all things to pass. Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” – Jean de La Fontaine

“If a man plants melons, he will reap melons; if he sows beans, he will reap beans.” Chinese Proverb

“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

“If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things your say about them to others.”

“Yoga is a dance between control and surrender – between pushing and letting go – and when to push and to let go becomes part of the creative process, part of the open-ended exploration of your well-being.” –Joel Kramer

“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.”

“Hope is like a road in the country; originally there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.” Lin Yutang

“Hope is faith holding out its hand in the darkness.”

“Hope is the last thing ever lost; the last thing to die in a man” Italian Proverb

“An artist paints the world, not as it is, but as the artist sees it.”

“A wise person learns from other’s mistakes; a foolish person only learns from their own.”

“We can spend so much of our vital energy futilely trying to make someone happy, who is not happy with themselves. They do not need a life ring, they need to learn to swim. Maybe God closed that door, because you deserved more.”

I have fought a thousand battles, but I am still standing. I have cried a thousand tears, but I am still smiling. I have been broken, betrayed, abandoned, rejected, but I am still walking proud. Celebrate being a survivor

“As humans we all fear change, but we came from change and change is the only thing that has brought progress.” David Scott

It is all that I have lost that has set me free.

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

“A strange paradox is that only once you truly accept yourself, only then can change occur.”

“Just because you have invested a lot in a bad decision, no matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.”

“A person that never changes their opinions and never corrects their mistakes, will never be wiser tomorrow, than they are today.”

"Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it."

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung

"A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not in the branch but in her own wings. Always believe in yourself."

Every morning when I wake up, I dedicate myself to helping others to find peace of mind. Then, when I meet people, I think of them as long term friends; I don't regard others as strangers. Dalai Lama

“You have two choices, settle for what is comfortable or have the courage to grow into the unknown, you cannot have both.”

“It’s funny how we outgrow what we once thought we couldn’t live without, and then we fall in love with what we didn’t even know we wanted. Life keeps leading us on journeys we would never go on if it were up to us. Don’t be afraid. Have faith. Find the lessons. Trust the journey.” MarcandAngel