Week 47.1 - Burning our boats and bridges
“To do two things at once is to do neither. – “Publilius Syrus
“In 1519, the Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés landed on the beaches of Veracruz, Mexico to begin his great conquest of Central America. Upon arriving, he gave orders to his men to sink and burn the ships, to avoid mutiny and his crew returning to Cuba. Sometimes in life we just have burn our boats and burn our bridges, in order to gain the courage to conquer our fears and move forward in life into the uncharted waters of our future.”
“With one foot in the canoe, and one foot on shore, you are sure to fall into the river.” - Tuscarora proverb
[of yoga] “On this path no effort is wasted, no gain is ever reversed; even a little of this practice will shelter you from great sorrow.” - The Gita
“When he sees all things being equal in suffering or in joy because they are like himself, that man has grown perfect in yoga.” The Gita
“To reach our goals, we must first learn to focus. If you aim your arrow at two birds you will bring down none. When the mind focuses, it illuminates.” – David Scott
“When our talents meet perseverance, opportunity presents itself. The door of opportunity will not open unless you do a little pushing. The person that does nothing except wait for their ship to come in, has already missed the boat.” - David Scott
“A bird does not sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.” - Maya Angelou
Happiness comes to the person that turns life into an adventure. "See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me, and no one knows, how far it goes." — Moana, "How Far I'll Go"
The two most important days in a human's life is the day you are born and the day you find out why." Mark Twain
You don’t create or design your purpose; you discover it. If you cannot discover your purpose in life, follow your passion and your passion will lead you directly to your purpose.”
Happiness is not by chance, but by choice. Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost.
“Instead of looking into a mirror to see how you are looking, observe you inner self, inside and witness how you feel. If you only look with your eyes, you can be fooled easily; if you look with your eyes, but see with the heart, truth will appear in the stillness between thoughts. As we face our self, we should feel confidence, honoring the things we’ve faced and overcome, our resilience.” – David Scott
“With no desire for success, no anxiety about failure, indifferent to results, he burns up his actions in the fire of wisdom. Surrendering all thoughts of outcome, unperturbed, self-reliant, he does nothing at all, even when fully engaged in actions. There’s nothing that he expects, nothing that he fears. Serene, free from possessions, untainted, acting with the body alone. Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”– The Bhagavad Gita
“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
“The humming bird only sits on the hand that is still and does not try to grasp it.” David Scott
"There is nothing else in the world that can trouble you as much as your own thoughts. Free your mind and release your soul."
"Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it."
“There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.” Logan Pearsall Smith
Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. - Diana Robinson
"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world." - Buddha
“It is not where you start in life, but the direction in which you are heading that determines the final outcome. Magnificent things grow from the insignificant. The small stream becomes the mighty ocean, the tiny pine nut becomes the towering pine tree. Inside each of us, lies vast and infinite potential, only waiting to be explored by that child explorer within.” David Scott
"Love many, trust a few, and learn to paddle your own canoe."