Sunday, April 24, 2011


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.
History is always happening! Today is Easter, April 24th. Yesterday the 23rd was the traditional birthday of William Shakespeare. Friday the 22nd was the 31st anniversary of Earth Day and on the 27th, according to German mathematician and astronomer, Johannes Kepler, the founder of modern science, he claims it was the birth of the universe in 4977 BC!!
In honor of the three, in the bloom of full springtime, we celebrate rebirth and awareness as our collective intention.

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. William Shakespeare

Listen to many. Speak to few. William Shakespeare

Pleasure and action make the hours seem short. William Shakespeare

I wish you well and so I take my leave, I Pray you know me when we meet again. William Shakespeare

How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees. William Shakespeare

Be great in act, as you have been in thought. William Shakespeare

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Thurman

To be awake is to be alive. Henry David Thoreau

May our hearts garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers. Thich Nhat Hahn

Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice… No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out. Thich Nhat Hahn (Tik · N'yat · Hawn)

If we see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. Buddha

We don’t see things as we are, we see them as we are. Anais Nin

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Rumi

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. Carl Rogers

I long as does every human being to e home wherever I find myself. Maya Angelou

What is this talked of mystery of birth but being mounted bareback on the earth. Robert Frost

Everyday we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t recognize. A blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black curious eyes of a child. Our own two eyes. All is a miracle. Thich Nhat Hahn

Earth’s the right place for love. I don’t know where it’s likely to go better. Robert Frost

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely. Madame de Stael

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. George Bernard Shaw

One’s first step in wisdom is to question everything and one’s last is to come to terms with everything. Georg C. Lichtenberg

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Rome, Roam...


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.

Rome wasn’t built in a day. In fact, it’s origin is shrouded in myth and legend. From ancient Greece to twin brothers Romulus and Remus, the truth remains that the city has stood since ancient times and is still one of the most revered, visited, religious and beautiful. In honor of the founding of Rome on April 21st in 753 B.C., let’s explore the idea of Roaming, exploring our truth through our bodies, allowing ourselves the ability to let go of any holding or tension and embracing the freedom, being pioneers of our practices and purpose in doing yoga.

I long to set foot where no man has trod before. Charles Darwin

An idea, like a ghost must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself. Charles Dickens

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T. S. Eliot

The end of our exploring will be to arrive at where we started, and to know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot

If you wish to advance into the infinite, explore the finite in all directions. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Fertility of imagination and abundance of guesses at the truth are among the first requisites of discovery. William Jevons

No one knows what he can do till he tries. Publilius Syrus

Not all those who wander are lost. J.R.R. Tolkein

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. Mark Twain

Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

Anyone can look for history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store. Robert Wieder

Make voyages! Attempt them...there’s nothing else. Tennessee Williams

If people never did silly things, then nothing intelligent would ever get done. Ludwig Wittgenstein

In wisdom gathered over time… experience is a form of exploration. Ansel Adams

You can accelerate your development by giving yourself a fresh set of challenges, or the same set viewed from a different angle, every day. Explore a different path – if it's a dead end, explore another. Paul Foxton

An artist is an explorer. He has to begin by self-discovery and by observation of his own procedure. After that he must not feel under any constraint. Henri Matisse

I do not explain, I explore. Marshall McLuhan

An artist has to be a little like Lewis and Clark, always exploring in new, uncharted directions. C. W. Mundy

What we have to do is to be forever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions. Walter Pater

All that is happening in art is part of a process of exploration and discovery. I hope to live for a few more years so that I can catch glimpses of the oncoming future. Joseph Plaskett

The human mind can dream up far more interesting things than even mother nature. Explore the infinite. Scott Pynn

What a fascinating, unexplored realm to explore – the absent-minded places our minds go! Mary Jo Sinner

I obliged myself to explore where I might otherwise not have. And that's what 'mind-flexing' is all about – making those brain-muscles work so that you feel empowered to pursue your own vision. Tony Smibert

I'm not lost. I'm exploring. Jana Stanfield

The free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. John Steinbeck

The difficult part of the process is the long exploration and discovery of your own soul and living with the results. Mike Svob

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Proverb

The story and the truth is constantly being written and re-written. Keep practicing. Keep your intention, your purpose and your path in patience and roam.

Roam if you want to, roam around the world. Roam, if you want to, without wings, without wheels, roam if you want to, roam around the world. Roam if you want to, without anything but the love we feel....b52's


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Coo, coo, ca-choo, Mr. Robinson


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 April 15th of 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28 become the first African-American player in Major League Baseball. He was a star infielder and outfielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers and broke the color barrier in a sport that had been segregated for more than 50 years. His integrity, skill, talent and will was what got him recruited and Robinson played on the National League All-Star team from 1949 through 1954, leading the Dodgers to six National League pennants and one World Series, in 1955. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. After retiring from baseball in 1957, Robinson became a businessman and civil rights activist. He died October 24, 1972, at age 53, in Stamford, Connecticut.

Today, we think about Jackie Robinson as a leader, expert and inspiration in his field. Back then, we thought of him as an African-American who pioneered and blazed a path. He was both, true, but what stays with us most is his potential achieved in possibility and greatness, not his race.

Back just 10 years ago, I couldn’t imagine getting up into crow pose. It’s a little thing, perhaps, but eventually, I did it and was able to achieve more postures with each practice. Now I teach you to do the same. Yoga is about the postures and I’m no Jackie Robinson but, it is within that potential and possibility that inspires me to keep going in my physical practice and achieve the little steps to greatness I feel each time I share yoga with others when I teach and each time I can conquer a pose as a student.

Each day I teach and each time I am able to master my mental and emotional practice, ah, hem, like meditation and living yoga not just ‘doing’ yoga on a mat, I feel like I’m hitting a home run. It's my passion and inspiration.

Let’s use the inspiration from the great athlete, Jackie Robinson to realize our potential in possibility and limitlessness in our goals on and off the mat.

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. - Jackie Robinson

Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose. – Tom Krause

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” – Raymond Lindquist

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

There’s always a way – if you’re committed.” – Tony Robbins

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. Buddha

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.– Abraham Lincoln

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. – Bruce Lee

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee

Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Fall seven times, Stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. “ – Thomas A. Edison

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

Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” – Albert Einstein

Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.” – T.S. Elliot

If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” – John Maxwell

The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer.--an Air Force motto

Every life comes with a story ... and a possibility for a great adventure.--Kobi Yamada

Great things are only possible with outrageous requests.--Thea Alexander

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.--St. Francis of Assisi

There are no obstacles to what you can accomplish except the obstacles that you create in your mind.--Brian Tracy

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. -Gloria Steinem

Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. - Zig Ziglar

Don't keep reaching for the stars because you'll just look like an idiot stretching that way for no reason. –Jimmy Fallon

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it. Mohandas Gandhi

Forget goals. Value the process. Jim Bouton

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder. Ronald Reagan

Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

The gleam of an heroric act. Such strange illumination -- The Possible's slow fuse it litBy the Imagination.--Emily Dickinson (Poem #1867)

I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are. -Unknown

History is not your story…unless you stop writing…turn the page and write a new chapter. – John Settles

Reaching, stretching, grabbing, holding and letting go of the rest,


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Civil War


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 April 12th, 1861 our country engaged in Civil War. There was nothing civil about it. North vs. South spurred on by Lincoln’s election and made worse with the issue of slavery clearly divided us as a union - the separation in ideas on how to govern a land. There is nothing to make up for lives lost. Sometimes agreeing to disagree is the best way to find union and get along. Idealistic? Perhaps.

Someone asked me, how can you find yoga in war? It’s easy. When you are in it, you can’t see that in the end, there is always what we wanted in the beginning, kindness, mercy, compassion, surrender and finally, contemplation on how to do better next time.

Whether it’s a war between sides, countries or within ourselves, our collective intention is to practice with the presence of what already is – before, after and what lies within each battle: Mercy, Compassion, surrender, kindness and contemplation.

But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart. - Antoine de saint-exupéry All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. -Winston Churchill

As freely as the firmament embraces the world, or the sun pours forth impartially his beams, so mercy must encircle both friend and foe. - Friedrich Schiller

The brave love mercy and delight to save. - John Gay

Love, compassion and forgiveness…are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. - Dalai Lama

Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us. - Eric Hoffer

Compassion brings us to a stop and for a moment we rise above ourselves. - Mason Cooley

Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food. - Joseph Butler

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. - Dalai Lama

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. - Simone de Beauvoir

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. - Albert Einstein

All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling. - Blaise Pascal

Surrender does not diminish our power, it enhances it. -Sara Paddison

We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can / namely, surrender our will and fulfill (the divine) God's will in us. - St. Teresa of Avila

Surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace. - Bhagavad Gita

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up. ~Jesse Jackson

It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. ~Author Unknown

“If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.” - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~Mark Twain

A kind word is like a spring day. – Russian proverb

Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how. ~Author Unknown

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. ~Henry Boye

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses. ~Chinese Proverb

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. ~Author Unknown

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo Buscaglia

Make it a practice to judge persons and things in the most favorable light at all times and under all circumstances. ~Saint Vincent de Paul

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Open your heart - open it wide; someone is standing outside. ~Mary Engelbreit

Sometimes someone says something really small, and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart. ~From the television show My So-Called Life

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, much later adapted to "So shines a good deed in a weary world" by David Seltzer for the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

It's down a rugged road you've come

Though you had every reason

You didn't come undone

Somehow you made it to the other side

You didn't suffer in vain

And you know tenderness comes from pain

It's amazing how you love

And love is kind and love can give

And love needs no gain

Only love, it's only love

It's only love that gets you through - Sade

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Unconditional Love....


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...

Our collective intention today is to celebrate the idea of unconditional love. Many of this feel this in the love of another or the love of the passion or the purpose we have in life. But is it so very obvious and evident in the love given from an animal. The words they can’t speak we can see in the quiet love and nurturing back unconditionally towards us. It’s the same nurturing we feel when we practice yoga, if we chose to accept it. It might not look as cute and fluffy as a puppy, but our practice is there to give back to us unconditionally and fuel that love forward. Today, we honor the anniversary of the founding of the ASPCA-the prevention of cruelty to animals back on this day April 10, back in 1866. The Society spurred on many humane movements from pets to people for over a century, engaging in the reminder and awareness of all living things and that love is all you need…unconditionally.

On April 10, 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by 54 year old philanthropist and diplomat Henry Bergh.

Nine days later, the first effective anti-cruelty law in the United States was passed, allowing the ASPCA to investigate complaints of animal cruelty and to make arrests.

From slaughter houses to house pets, he worked with police, schools etc. to educate and eradicate abuse. As the pioneer and innovator of the humane movement, the ASPCA quickly became the model for more than 25 other humane organizations in the United States and Canada. And by the time Bergh died in 1888, 37 of the 38 states in the Union had passed anti-cruelty laws.

Bergh’s dramatic street rescues of mistreated horses and livestock served as a model for those trying to protect abused children.

Mercy to animals means mercy to mankind. Henry Bergh

A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad. Robert Wagner

Groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having. John Perry Barlow

Unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right…is stronger than evil triumphant. Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals. Robert Conklin

Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited. Duke Ellington

No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender. I propose to move immediately upon your works. Ulysses S. Grant

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. Brian Tracy

The only love worthy of a name is unconditional. John Powell

Intense love does not measure, it just gives. Mother Teresa

There’s nothing wrong with tough love, as long as the love is unconditional. George W. Bush

To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love. Oscar Wilde

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return. Antoine de Saint – Exupéry

Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means. – Leo Buscaglia

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. Thomas Merton

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get–only with what you are expecting to give–which is everything. Katherine Hepburn

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. Jean Anouilh

Love someone for who they are, who they were, and who they will be. Chris Moore

Give love and unconditional acceptance to those you encounter, and notice what happens. Wayne Dyer

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. – Rumi

Only from the heart Can you touch the sky. – Rumi

Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end. Rumi

Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it. Emily Hilburn Sell

As you continue to send out love, the energy returns to you in a regenerating spiral... As love accumulates, it keeps your system in balance and harmony. Love is the tool, and more love is the end product. – Sara Paddison

Harmonizing heart and brain through love is what can establish a complete intelligence, a complete self, where a child can look at life and realize there are no dead ends, there are always possibilities. The greatest gift a parent can give a child during all the ups and downs of life is love. Doc Childre

Love is the best medicine, and there is more than enough to go around once you open your heart. Julie Marie

You'll discover that real love is millions of miles past falling in love with anyone or anything. When you make that one effort to feel compassion instead of blame or self-blame, the heart opens again and continues opening. Sara Paddison

Our true identity is to love without fear and insecurity. Our higher potential finds us when we set our course in that direction. The power of love and compassion transforms insecurity. Doc Childre

**Love the heart that hurts you, but never hurt the heart that loves you. Vipin Sharma

Enthusiasm created from the heart is the spirit of the matter. It ignites your whole system so there's no drag, no resistance, no thoughts like "Do I have to?" coming from the head to sabotage the power of your surrender. Sara Paddison

Love fulfilled sees where we could have gone the way of love before, if we'd known how, and how insecurities limited many of our choices. Love fulfilled perceives new meaning and higher reasons behind many of the mysteries of why things happened as they did. Living from the heart is business — the business of caring for self and others. Doc Childre

Love is not automatic. It takes conscious practice and awareness, just like playing the piano or golf. However, you have ample opportunities to practice. Everyone you meet can be your practice session. Doc Childre and Sara Paddison

If we seek to manifest love by utilizing our inherent abilities to serve others in whatever we are doing, we find the greatest opportunity for development, for then we are giving expression to our love for our neighbors and ourselves. David McArthur and Bruce McArthur

Love isn't just for the smart of talented, but for all the animals God created. Sarah Wonders

True love does not come by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. Jason Jordan

Grief and tragedy and hatred are only for a time. Goodness, remembrance and love have no end. George W. Bush

Love is fire. But whether it's gonna warm your heart or burn your house down you can never tell. Jason Jordan

Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. Mary Baker Eddy

The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible. Exceptions only confirm this rule, proving that failure is occasioned by a too feeble faith. Mary Baker Eddy

Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain. Leo Buscaglia

You can understand the facts of life. But facts of love are much different. To love you love someone or someone loves you.. But when you both love each other you're in love with one another. First become friends and let it go. Then get serious and get together. Just make yourself known as a person not as someone you don't want to be known as... Unknown

***Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart. And try to love the questions themselves. Rainer Maria Rilke

If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it was, and always will be yours. If it never returns, it was never yours to begin with. Unknown

***Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. – Franklin P. Jones

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. – Hamilton Wright Mabie

Trouble is part of your life — if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough. – Dinah Shore

***True love never lives happily ever after - true love has no ending. K. Knight

***We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another. – Luciano de Crescenzo

The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings. -Buddha

from The Lathe of Heaven Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new. –Ursula K. LeGuin

What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do. –Sanaya Roman

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much perfoms much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. – Vincent Van Gogh

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven. – Karen Sunde

If we discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them. Christopher Morley

I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than real, unconditional love. You can find it in a simple act of kindness toward someone who needs help. There is no mistaking love. You feel it in your heart. It is the common fiber of life, the flame of that heats our soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives. It is our connection to God and to each other. Elizabeth Kubler- Ross

In all that we do let us do it for love. Chris Cotton

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Buddha

The day will come when, after harnessing the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of Love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. Teilhard deChardin

Love fails, only when we fail to love. J. Franklin

Love is friendship set on fire. Jeremy Irons

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. David Viscott

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence. Sydney Smith

Love is the force that ignites the spirit and binds teams together. Phil Jackson

The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.

We can never really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

Love is in the giver, not the gift. William Sloan Coffin

Where there is great love there are always miracles. Willa Cather

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another. G. W. Von Leibnitz

If you don't have it here (pointing to the heart), it doesn't matter what you've got here (pointing at the head). Barbara Johnson

Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, love more, and all good things will be yours. – Sweedish Proverb

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. Iris Murdoch

Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved. - Barbara Johnson

Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice. Nora Roberts

Love is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction. Antoine de Saint-Exupery (ex-yooh-pe-ree)

For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught. Baba Dioum

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound. – Maureen Duffy

The secret of love is seeking variety in your life together, and never letting routine chords dull the melody of your romance. - Unknown

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. Allan K. Chalmers

In those whom I like, I can find no common denominator; in those whom I love I can: they all make me laugh. W. H. Auden

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. Janos Arnay

To be loved, be lovable. Ovid

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. H. L. Mencken

The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you. Brandan Behan

Close - Don't forget to love yourself. Soren Kierkegaard

With love and patience, nothing is impossible. Daisaku Ikeda

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. English Proverb

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. – Alexander Smith

It is not how much you do, but how much Love you put into the doing that matters. Mother Teresa

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. Rainer Maria Rilke

Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love. M. Scott Peck, M.D

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. Albert Einstein

We can do no great things; only small things with great love. Mother Teresa

No matter what, no matter where, it's always home, if love is there. -Unknown

If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much. Bessie Stanley

Love is not automatic. It takes conscious practice and awareness…(like yoga – added by me) However, you have ample opportunities to practice. Everyone you meet can be your practice session. Hari

For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught. Baba Dioum

Love, salty licks from dogs, snuggles and purrs from kittys and unconditionally yours,