Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lewis and and explore


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 May 14, 1804, one year after the United States doubled its territory with the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition left St. Louis, Missouri, on a mission to explore the Northwest from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. The goal, to explore the territory – it’s life, geography and how we could grow from it economically.

Lewis and Clark explored the landscape. Let’s use the practice of yoga to explore our inner landscape. What’s new? What needs attention? What can we search for and learn from to grow beyond? Our collective intention is to explore, uncover and discover, the deepest parts of ourselves to celebrate, strengthen and renew. Maybe look into and onto like an old photo album, look into and onto fondly with love and repose. Try something new! (run in the sand without shoes!)

“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.” T.S. Eliot

We are all one. In the human form we are pioneers embarked on a wonderful journey, exploring and experiencing the physical world.” Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." Helen Keller

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

“The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.” W. E. B. Du Bois

“In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took.” Frasier Krane

The free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. John Steinbeck

Friendship, love, health, energy, enthusiasm and joy are the things that make life worth living and exploring. Denise Austin

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door. Albert Camus

If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy. Imagination decides everything. Blaise Pascal

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself. Maya Angelou

Don't refuse to go on an occasional wild goose chase - that's what wild geese are for. Unknown

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. Soren Kierkegaard

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Pablo Picasso

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap. Cynthia Heimel

I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I'm not afraid of falling into my inkpot. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first. Frederick B. Wilcox

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is? Frank Scully

You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Wayne Gretzky

A ship in harbor is safe - but that is not what ships are for. John A. Shedd

If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances. Julia Sorel (Rosalyn Drexler), See How She Runs, 1978

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise. Unknown

Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy. Samuel Johnson

This nation was built by men who took risks - pioneers who were not afraid of the wilderness, business men who were not afraid of failure, scientists who were not afraid of the truth, thinkers who were not afraid of progress, dreamers who were not afraid of action. Brooks Atkinson

The more chance there is of stubbing your toe, the more chance you have of stepping into success. Unknown

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Robert F. Kennedy

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. Seneca

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? Robert H. Schuller

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic. Unknown

Dare to be naive. Buckminster Fuller

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves. André Gide

Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide? Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There are those who are so scrupulously afraid of doing wrong that they seldom venture to do anything. Luc de Clapiers (clapyaer), Marquis de Vauvenargues

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble. Ralph Waldo Emerson

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. André Gide

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. James Bryant Conant

We fail more often by timidity than by over-daring. David Grayson

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down. Ray Bradbury



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