Monday, October 4, 2010

New Beginnings...

It's fall again. Autumn again.
A reason to fall out and get yourself back up again.
Fall in love, in respite, in with the new and out with the old again.
Fall TV line up.
Fall cleaning.
Fall leaves, red and orange.
Fall air, crisp and clean.
Heat turns to cool and we turn and turn and turn inwards.
History shows us how to look at ourselves now while being present and looking forward in prosperity and passion.
Honoring transition and tradition is key. We turn in contemplation, indoors because it's colder, eat warmer foods to nourish and keep ourselves grounded and calm.
We turn on the tv and check out the new shows.
We turn off the mind and channel our energy towards winding down, ending the year, setting new goals, entertaining, escaping and enjoying a year of accomplishment and challenge.
This week marks the year the hit TV series Cheers, aired in 1982, the James Bond series, Dr. No premiered, the Mickey Mouse club aired in 1955, Cats opened on Broadway in 1982, Johnny Carson debuted in 1962, the Peanuts Comic by Charles Schultz debuted in 1952, Captain Kangaroo aired in 1955, The Andy Griffith Show in 1960, The Orient Express ran from Paris to Istanbul for the first time and finally, the Model T, the first mass produced car ever, premiered by Henry Ford in 1910.
It was a time of many new beginnings, each year, each fall, long runs and new ideas blazing a path for inspiration and more to come.
In your yoga practice, whatever your yoga is, where are you coming from?
What episode are you on?
Are you on Model J?
Are you in the pilot or season 2 of your own personal life series?
Are you renewing vows, casting off or jumping the shark?
Are you signing off, tuning in, raring to go?
If it's your first time or 100th time on the mat, where are you today?
Every day is different and today, we celebrate new beginnings, being present and driving ahead.
Take pause and check in.

Before everything else, getting ready is the secret to success. Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. - Henry Ford

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time, more intelligently. - Henry Ford

There are two ways to do anything - the right way and the wrong way. If you wanna be right, do things the right way, because if you do things the wrong way, that's the foolish way, and only fools do things the foolish way, which is the wrong way. - Jiminy Cricket

Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. Charles Schultz

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night. - Charles Schulz

We can put a man on the moon but we can’t put metal in the microwave. - Frasier from Cheers

For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these – it might have been. - Diane from Cheers

The most important question is “Are You Ready?” Talent alone won’t make a success, neither will being in the right place and the right time unless you are ready. - Johnny Carson

If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possible have imagined. - Johnny Carson

There are two mistakes one can make a long the road to truth…not going all the way and not starting – Buddha

Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end. Seneca

There are no classes in life for beginners – right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult. Rainer Maria Rilke

There will be a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. _Lousi L’Amour

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with one step. –Lao Tzu

To have begun is to have done half the task. Dare to be wise. Horace

All glory comes from daring to begin. – Eugene F. Ware

The beginning is the most important part. – Plato

Beginning is easy, continuing is hard. –Japanese Proverb

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. T.S. Elliot

Beyond the mountains, there are mountains. –Haitian proverb.

The Secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings. –David Weinbaum

He who chooses the beginnings of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end. Harry Emerson Fosdick

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. - Henry Ford

If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right. - Henry Ford

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward. - Henry Ford

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. - Henry Ford

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. - Henry Ford

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. - Henry Ford

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. - Henry Ford

There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can. - Henry Ford

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. - Henry Ford

We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today. - Henry Ford

Allow your yoga practice or the practice of whatever your yoga is to be a place to come in to retreat, to take pause in respite, letting go, laughing or taking risk and trying something new.

As long as you are doing it safely and under the guidance of a good teacher or network censors, breathing and being present, you are doing your yoga.

Take as much time tuning in to yourself as you do checking out and letting go.

Remember why you are here and leave everything else outside the mat, the box, the drivers seat and focus.

Renewed for your mid season pick up and drop off,

Lady Yoga...

I drive a Ford Focus and my other car is a yoga mat.

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