Yoga essentially is a way of joyfully offering thanks, and of honouring the Divine in all of creation. The wisdom of the creators of yoga is simply and profoundly expressed in a timeless yogic text:"From Joy all beings have come.
In joy all beings are sustained.
To joy all beings return.
This is the highest teaching.
This is the highest teaching."~ Upanishads
(Heart Yoga: The Sacred Marriage of Yoga and Mysticism, page xvi)
"What if our religion was each other.
If our practice was our life.
If prayer, our words?
... What if the temple was the earth
If forests were our church
If holy water - the rivers, lakes and oceans.
What if meditation was our relationships
If the Teacher was life,
if wisdom was self-knowledge,
If love was the center of our being?"
~ Inspiration from Ganga White - Reab by Shiva Rea at her Earth Day class at the Tadasana Festival
It is precisely because our present life is so inseparably linked with desire that we must make use of desire’s tremendous energy if we wish to transform our life into something transcendental.
~ Lama Yeshe
Real devotion is an unbroken receptivity to the truth. Real devotion is rooted in an awed and reverent gratitude, but one that is lucid, grounded, and intelligent.
~ Sogyal Rinpoche
Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth
~ Pema Chodron
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
~ T.S. Eliot
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
~ Aldous Huxley
The primordial fire of reality is going to burn through the hull of our little ego spaceship, and scatter us like stars.
~ Reggie Ray
I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body.
Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done; it’s just doing it.
~ Alan Watts
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
~ Anais Nin
She took a leap of faith and grew her wings on the way down.
~ David Brinkley
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
You are wired for struggle… but you are worthy of love and belonging.
~ Brene Brown
Wake up! If you knew for certain you had a terminal illness—if you had little time left to live—you would waste precious little of it! Well, I’m telling you…you do have a terminal illness: It’s called birth. You don’t have more than a few years left. No one does! So be happy now, without reason—or you will never be at all.
~ Dan Millman, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Imagining something may be the first step in making it happen, but it takes the real time and real efforts of real people to learn things, make things, turn thoughts into deeds or visions into inventions.
~ Mister Rogers
We are not called to go where it is easy and love already exists. We are called to go where we are sent and bring love with us.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the moon and the stars. You have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you—no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
~ Max Ehrmann, The Desiderata
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.‘ It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
~ Steve Jobs