We all need a little inspiration sometimes to get started, or to keep going!! Here are some quotes from the masters:
How does your mind complete this sentence? What images and stories does the sentence evoke for you? That could be a meditation.
I'm at Kripalu for the week taking an advanced prenatal yoga teacher training and there are posters with thoughtful and inspirational quotes all over.
This poster is near our classroom and has sparked a developing inquiry for me. A meditation running through my day of how to align thoughts, words and action. With practicing kindness to myself and others at its root. (I don't think Ghandi meant that we should all go out there and blast each other with "truth.")
I invite you to join me. There are many definitions of happiness out there. There are probably many definitions of happiness within you. How would you feel with aligned thoughts, words and action?
Clearing out and letting go of what we no longer need (and maybe never did) can be a part of a yoga practice that can transform how we live our daily lives. Cathy Dryden, professional organizer (neatchicny.com), helped me clear out and organize two years ago and I loved it! I've asked her to write a guest post on stuff -- how it impacts us and what to do about it. So, get inspired and go for it!!
One of the biggest contributors to stress in our society is our never ending to-do lists. It’s hard to relax and just enjoy life when we feel guilty about all the things we haven’t got done. One of the reasons we have too many things to-do is because we have too many things. Part of being organized is getting things done, but with the amount of possessions we have to take care of, the list just keeps growing. How, you may ask?
"In the twilight you see a coiled rope and mistake it for a snake. You get frightened. There is no snake there in reality; there is a false understanding. But still it creates a terror in your mind."
This is from the Yoga Sutras, an old yoga text that consists of threads of wisdom attributed to Patanjali.
What assumptions do you make about other people's intentions? What assumptions might they make about your intentions? What meaning do we make of facial expressions, stray comments, and “out of the blue” laughter?
Often we experience strong emotions and act on assumptions, creating a ricochet effect... and it can be all based on false understanding. We mistake a coiled rope for a snake.