There's good history that we celebrate, like THANKSGIVING!!
...and there's bad history...that'd we'd like to forget...like the hangover or the regret of eating a slice of pumpkin that turned into two over the fond memories of past Thanksgivings when your funny aunt wore that crazy hat and eventually three slices turns into the whole dang pie and your aunt and your belly ain't something to laugh about the day after.
Wasn't me, I swear.
Or, er, Enron, we'd like to forget but it happens to be the anniversary of and 'cuz I'm Lady, I see the yoga in ALL history and so, I see this moment, this trial, this polar opposite, yin to yang, both forces...mistakes and mending, blunder to healing. An order to propel a moment in history toward strength of purpose forward.
I love history. We love to celebrate it but there’s also that part we admonish.
Not all history is something to be proud of. We need the mistakes to see where we come from and where we are going.
There is yoga in that.
When we look back at this week in history, we remember the embarrassing event in Enron, the energy trading company that filed for bankruptcy (on December 2nd, 2001). It was one of the largest corporate bankruptcies and financial scandals in U.S. history cost investors billions of dollars.
Not a good thing.
If we can move past that mistake as a country we can individually look past and forgive our own personal mistakes. Today, our collective intention is to move forward in truth, goodness and passion. Move past your trials, your bender with chocolate chip cookies, your mistakes and triumph over the moment at hand. Succeed or fail and let yourself try again. You are safe. You are here. You showed up. To practice or to read. Move forward and let go.
Wasn't me, I swear...
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.- Winston Churchill
If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.- Martin Luther King, Jr.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.- Walt Disney
It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.- Helen Keller
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.- Lao Tzu
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.- Franklin D. Roosevelt
The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart.- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it... Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle. - Marcus Aurelius
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.- Henry Ford
I love that man. There’s a reason I own a Ford, but really, can I quote him more?
Life must be understood backwards; but... it must be lived forward. - Soren Kierkegaard
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.- Brian Tracy
People fall forward to success.- Mary Kay Ash
One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, sleep to wake.- Robert Browning
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. - Denis Waitley
At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division. - Jesse Jackson
Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world. You cannot stand still. You must go forward.- Robert Collier
Things can fall apart, or threaten to, for many reasons, and then there's got to be a leap of faith. Ultimately, when you're at the edge, you have to go forward or backward; if you go forward, you have to jump together. - Yo-Yo Ma
Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward. - Maxwell Maltz
Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit. -Anton Chekhov
If you cry 'forward', you must without fail make plain in what direction to go. - Anton Chekhov
It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge. - Enrico Fermi
“Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.” - Henri L. Bergson
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” – Hellen Keller
“Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.” - Josh Billings
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there” - Will Rogers
“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, 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.” - Mahatma Gandhi
“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” - Christopher Columbus
“To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both.” - St Catherine of Siena
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we took so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened up for us” - Helen Keller
“We don’t see the things the way they are. We see things the way WE are.” - Talmund
“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.” - Norman Vincent Peale
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” - Dr Wayne Dyer
“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.” - Theodore Rubin
“Pessimist : A person who says that O is the last letter of ZERO, instead of the first letter in word OPPORTUNITY.” - Anonymous
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” - Thomas A Edison
“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting” - Elizabeth Bibesco
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” - B. Olatunji
“When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on.” - Franklin D Roosevelt
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.” - Zig Ziglar
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” - Winston Churchill
“The secret to success is to start from scratch and keep on scratching.” - Dennis Green
“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” - Muhammad Ali
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” - Dale Carnegie
“Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves. Some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” - Sam Ewing
“There are those who work all day. Those who dream all day. And those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams. Go into the third category because there’s virtually no competition.” - Steven J Ross
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” - Confucious
“Many of life’s failures are people who had not realized how close they were to success when they gave up.” - Thomas A Edison
“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” - Stephen Covey
“Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.” - Peter Drucker
“Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!” - Donald Gardner
“Success is what you attract by the person you become.” - Jim Rohn
“You have to ‘Be’ before you can ‘Do’ and ‘Do’ before you can ‘Have’. - Zig Ziglar
“You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people to get what they want.” - Zig Ziglar
“The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others wish to join us.” - Hubert Humphrey
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus when the limo breaks down.” - Oprah Winfrey
“Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune.” - Jim Rohn
“It isn’t what the book costs. It’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it.” - Jim Rohn
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi
“The future has several names. For the weak, it is the impossible. For the fainthearted, it is the unknown. For the thoughtful and valiant, it is the ideal.” - Victor Hugo
“There is nothing more genuine than breaking away from the chorus to learn the sound of your own voice.” - Po Bronson
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Waldo Emerson
“Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” - Henry van Dyke
“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” - Bertrand Russell
“History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.” - Winston Churchill
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself.” - George Bernard Shaw
“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vintage point.” - Harold B Melchart
“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.” - Benjamin Mays
“More often in life, we end up regretting the chances in life that we had, but didn’t take them, than those chances that we took and wished we hadn’t.” - Anonymous
“An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.” - Pope John Paul I
“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.” - Earl Shoaf
“So many of our dreams at first seems impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” - Christopher Reeve
Can I hear a wha wha!
More power to ya. Check your p's and q's. Dot your i's and cross your t's. Don't make the news and if you make any noise. Do it silently, fall out gracefully and stand strong again purposefully.