Sunday, October 24, 2010

United we stand


'United We Stand' is a motto our country adopted over 150 years ago back during the American Revolution, The Civil War, World War 2 and re-surged in volume after 9/11.

Pride and patriotism is our hallmark as a country, igniting the passion and forward focus that keeps us steady on our purpose. Since the days of the American Revolution, pride and patriotism have been a hallmark of the United States, giving our nation vigor, direction, and sense of purpose.

On October 24th of 2001, America adopted this motto and our waving flag on our postage stamp.

The postal system. In light of all of the terror that ensued back in 2001, the postal system stayed true.

It was one of the very few things we could rely on to stay steady.

Like yoga.

When all things around us seemed chaotic and unstable, we received our mail, everyday but Sunday.

One of the most recognized symbols of our freedom, the flag, crossed most every piece of mail, reminding us, as a country, as people, united we stand.

What other reminder is there that YOGA exists everywhere, whether you are in downward facing dog, sitting in a cubicle or making a speech in front of executives or a classroom of four year olds.

Yoga is union and in unity we stand.

Unity means union, harmony, synthesis, integral, alliance and togetherness.

Today, unity is our collective intention.

If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately. – Thomas Paine

The web of our life is a mingled yarn, good and ill together – William Shakespeare

Life is made of ever so many partings welded together – Charles Dickens

Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success. – Henry Ford

We can work together for a better world with men and women of good will, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of human kind. –Wangari Maathai

Yo, the sun don’t shine forever, but as long as it’s here, then we might as well shine together, better now then never. –P Diddy, Puff Daddy

Sayin’ lets get together and feel alright – Bob Marley

United we stand, divided we fall. – Aesop

Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking. – Mahatma Gandhi

So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth. - Baha’u’llah (ba hey u lah)

There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength. - Pat Riley

“Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength”

Let there be space in your togetherness – Kahlil Gibran

Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is. –Hans urs von Bathasar

In essentials, unity: in differences, liberty; in all things, charity – Anne Baxter

Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandi

Not in achievement, but in endurance of the human soul does it show its divine grandeur and it’s alliance with the infinite. – Edwin Hobbel Chapin

Peace comes from within, do not seek it without – Buddha

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. – Helen Keller

Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend. –Albert Camus

Mere change is not growth. Growth is the synthesis of change and continuity; and where there is no continuity there is no growth. - C.S. Lewis

With an eye made quiet by the power of many, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things. – William Wordsworth

By uniting we stand, divided we fall; in so righteous a cause let us hope to succeed, for heaven approves of each generous deed. -The Liberty Song - John Dickinson



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