Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.
Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It's about befriending who we are already.
Simply notice that you're aware. At any given moment, you can choose to follow the chain of thoughts, emotions, and sensations that reinforce a perception of yourself as vulnerable and limited, or to remember that your true nature is pure, unconditioned, and incapable of being harmed.
I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.
Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements.
Move, but don't move the way fear makes you move.
In meditation and in our daily lives there are three qualities that we can nurture, cultivate, and bring out. We already possess these, but they can be ripened: precision, gentleness, and the ability to let go.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly. There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Penetration of our mind is our goal, but in the beginning to set things in motion, there is no substitute for sweat.
There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.
Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.
Don't move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.
The mind is responsible for the feelings of pleasure and pain. Control of the mind is the highest Yoga.
Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively.
Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.
No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation.
The secret of health for both mind and body is...live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality.
Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.
People will never forget how you made them feel.
Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.
You are only as young as your spine is flexible.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
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