Friday, August 26, 2011

Irene and Katrina

When an international, national, natural disaster happens whether it's in your backyard or abroad, it's impossible not to feel the impact on some level.
While our neighbors on the east coast are dealing with hurricane Irene, and we're rounding the anniversary of hurricane Katrina, it's important that we empathize and support those who are challenged the most whether it's with our, time, money or at least - the energy of our intention.
As we move through our practice and our day today, let's focus on staying grounded, within and physically so we can transmit that energy to those whose lives are in tumult. Deep breath in, deep breath out.

The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground. – Buddha ***Balancing is hard enough to do on two legs, let alone one, be gentle with your thoughts whatever trials get you off your center.

The stiller I am, the more everything moves in the immense vocabulary of being. Margaret Hasse

We are so much more undiscovered than we are discovered. Kobi Yamada

We all have within us a center of stillness surrounded by silence. Dag Hammerskjöld

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. Albert Einstein ***On or off the mat, don't force anything...let your body and mind unfold it's natural stretch and instinct in it's time.

"Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself." Hermann Hesse ***Do whatever you need to do to find it, move it, sing it, get yourself there! - moi

"Through return to simple living Comes control of desires. In control of desires Stillness is attained. In stillness the world is restored." Lao Tzu

"No thought, no action, no movement, total stillness: only thus can one manifest the true nature and law of things from within and unconsciously, and at last become one with heaven and earth." Lao Tzu

Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness. This is the I Am that is deeper than name and form." Eckhart Tolle

"It is the stillness that will save and transform the world." Eckhart Tolle

Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe." Tao Te Ching

You become what you think about all day long and those days eventually become your lifetime." Wayne Dyer

From silence you come, to silence you go.

Enter your inner space and know where you come from.

The eternal silence awaits you with endless patience." Unknown

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." Mother Teresa

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict." William Ellery Channing

It has often occurred to me that a seeker after truth has to be silent." Gandhi

To be dedicated to this moment, is to be dedicated to our nothingness!

And our nothingness is our freedom!" Unknown

"I am glad that so much movement happens in this stillness." Richard Land

"The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest." Bruce Lee

"Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.” Aldous Huxley

"For those who wish to climb the mountain of spiritual awareness, the path is selfless work. For those who have attained the summit of union with the Lord, the path is stillness and peace.” Bhagavad Gita

the mind is restless, turbulent, powerful, violent; trying to control it is like trying to tame the wind." Bhagavad Gita

"If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation. Chuang Tzu

"The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will be the ultimate Word from God." Jim Elliot

"Activity conquers cold, but stillness conquers heat."Lao Tzu

"One’s action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be mere rushing on." D.H. Lawrence

Staying in tadasana (mountain), even when things around you me blowing about,


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