Saturday, October 9, 2010

Voyage to new land...

Hi America!


It's Columbus Day. Save your 5 seconds and skip opening the's not comin' today.
In 1492, a long time before we can't even imagine thinking about unless we see in an epic Hollywood film, probably directed by James Cameron, Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus found this great land.

A lot of stuff went down since then, but we're here, free, fashionable and yoga has turned into a lifestyle.

We celebrate, well most people celebrate, a day off to spend with their families and hopefully remember that we are freely floating in this space in order to pursue our dreams and then some, due to someone setting foot here and declaring, hey, I found this place, let's make a life.

On October 9th, 1930, aviator Laura Ingalls landed in Glendale, CA to complete the first solo transcontinental flight across the US by a woman.

On October 9th, 1967, Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara was executed by Bolivian soldiers for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.

In 1890 the Daughters of the Revolution was founded by descendants of individuals who aided in and achieved American Independence.
And just a personal happy history moment, the show that changed my life and continues to be my most favorite show of all time and one I hope to be on one day, Saturday Night Live, premiered on October 11th, 1975. The late George Carlin was the guest host. He was on time.

Pioneers. What are you pioneering? What are you doing for your first time in your life? It doesn't have to be the first in all of the land, but for you. What is your personal first, passion, drive, goal, achievement? How can coming to the mat or whatever your practice of yoga is - where you are mindful and present - how do you get you to where you want to go?
Is it a map, a sequence of postures, a list on paper, advice from a mentor, meditation?
Can you survey what is going on in your life now and get rid of what you don't need so you can keep laser beam focus when you leave the studio?

You don't have to be the first or best, but what is the thing that drives you towards your passion?

Set the intention as you practice whatever your yoga is today to discover and go into the depths of your body and mind like an explorer in new territory.
Your body and mind will always surprise you with new findings.
Go into the unknow with what you think and come out with what you don't expect and be open to it all
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
Christopher Columbus
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. TS Eliot

Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit. Frank Borman
I prefer to explore the most infinite moments the smaller crystallized details we all hinge our lives on. -Rita Dove
Music is what feelings sound like. - Anon
What moves those of genius, what inspires the work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already happened. Eugene Delacroix
We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacles to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of two personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. John W. Gardner
Do not fear risk. All exploration, all growth is calculated without challenge people cannot reach their higher selves. Only if we are willing to walk over the edge can we become winners.
That is the exploration that awaits you! Not mapping starss and studying nebula but charting the unknown possibilities of existence - Leaonard Nemoy
In wisdom gathered over time, I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. Ansel Adams
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we don't understand. - Frank Herbert
We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do and probably he who never made a mistake never made a dsicovery. Samuel Smiles
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking enw landscapes by in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
Failure is in a sense the highway to success in as much as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek ernestly after what is true. John Keats
Yours in exploration and GPS,
Lady Yoga
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