Week 9 - Be a voice and not just an echo
“The goal of the Science of yoga, is to constantly gain ground on our ignorance’s through the science of knowledge. Today we stand on the solid ground of our finite knowledge to date, but we look out upon the vast expanse of the unknown infinite. Our duty as hums is to constantly explore the fringes and boundaries of our darkness’s and illuminate them with the light of what has been discovered so far, thereby exposing more truths and taking back more land in our quest for understanding.” – David Scott
“The real enemy of truth is not ignorance, doubt, or even disbelief,” he writes. “It is false knowledge.”
Iyengar stated, “The least flexible part of the human body, is the mind.” The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.
"All scientists should be skeptics. True skepticism is, as [Carl] Sagan described it, the 'self-correcting machinery' of science."
"If science proves some belief of Buddhism wrong, then Buddhism will have to change." -The Dalai Lama
Cognitive dissonance—the extreme discomfort of simultaneously holding two thoughts that are in conflict. In the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is the experience of psychological stress that occurs when a person holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, values, or participates in an action that goes against one of these three
“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief.” - Frantz Fanon
Warren Buffet, said “When science proves something we strongly or passionately believe in, to be false, we should write it down immediately, because the human mind will do everything possible to push it out of our memory, (due to cognitive dissonance) and we will forget it in 15 minuts.”
“A man with a conviction is a hard man to change,” Festinger,
“Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point … Suppose that he is presented with evidence, unequivocal and undeniable evidence, that his belief is wrong: what will happen? The individual will frequently emerge, not only unshaken, but even more convinced of the truth of his beliefs than ever before.”
Surprise the world. Be somebody, no one thought you could be.
No rain. No flowers. When it rains look for rainbows. When it’s dark look for stars.
“Please all, and you will please none.” – Aesop Be a voice. Not an echo.
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” - Einstein
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” - Dr. Seuss
“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” - Rita Mae Brown
“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” - Jean de La Fontaine
“Life is a question and how we live it is our answer.” - Gary Keller
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” - William Skakespeare
“God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails.” - Augustine of Hippo
“The less I needed, the better I felt.” - Charles Bukowski
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” - Rumi
Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the ocean.
“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” - Richard Bach
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” - Elbert Hubbard
“Love needs great courage. It needs great courage because it needs the sacrifice of the ego.” - Osho
“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” - Khalil Gibran
“In true love, you attain freedom.” - Thich Nhat Hanh
“If love appears, boundaries will disappear.” - Osho
When you’re happy you enjoy the music, when you’re sad you understand the lyrics.
“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” - Rita Mae Brown
“We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.” -William James
“Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.” - Samuel Butler
“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.” - Eckhart Tolle
“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” - Frank Tyger
The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates
“Mindfulness is a wonderful vehicle through which we clean and refocus our lens; adjusting how we see the world; witnessing once again, what is truly important. With clearly restored, our mind becomes a fertile soil for our hopes and our dreams to distill into our reality.” – David Scott
What you wish for in life, someone else already has, what you already have is what someone else needs, what you already take for granted, is something someone else only dreams of finding.
Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness and bad days give you experience. Everything that you are going through is preparing you for what you’ve asked for.
“We come this way but once. We can either tiptoe through life and hope that we get to death without being too badly bruised or we can live a full, complete life achieving our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.” – Bob Proctor