Thursday, January 27, 2011

Relief, Surrender and Peace - Paris Peace Accords/Ending US involvement in Vietnam 1/27/11


In Lady Yoga fashion, it is my goal to look back in history to see where we have come from, find the yoga in the moments past to keep us rooted in the present and passionate about where we are going in the future.
On that note...

On Jan 27 in 1973 – The Vietnam Peace accords were signed in Paris ending our involvement in the Vietnam War. So many of our US lives lost and that's no consolation but there is relief in no more to lose.

The War ended in April of 1975 in the surrender of South to North Vietnam with the capturing of Saigon.

When we come to the mat we are often at war with the physical body or controlling the mind to focus at the task at hand.

Let’s collectively intend to arrive here now with an accord of peace, even with the external heat, surrender to the sensations and thoughts within, meet the challenge, but don’t fight and in that challenge, you can find relief, surrender and ultimately, peace.

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. Dalai Lama

Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. -Gail Sheehy

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger

The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender. William Booth

We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us. Saint Teresa of Avila

Change is the essence of life.Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become. ~unknown

“All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling” Blaisé Pascal

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. –Oprah Winfrey

There was never a good war or a bad peace. Benjamin Franklin

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. Buddha

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. Albert Einstein

For fast-acting relief try slowing down. Lily Tomlin

Perhaps all pleasure is only relief. – William S. Burroughs

No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.
Henry Miller

Yours in relief, surrender and peace,
Lady Yoga

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